Los Campesinos Hello Sadness on LP
Hello Sadness is the fourth record by Los Campesinos. Its 10 tracks cover what we are coming to recognize as core Los Campesinos concerns: love, loss, heartbreak and football (always football). But this is a record that’s wiser and more focused than its predecessors, confident in its abilities and clear in its aims.
Recorded earlier this year in Girona, Spain by producer John Goodmanson, responsible for the septet’s previous two albums, 2008’s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed and 2010’s Romance is Boring, Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos at their most melodic, direct and exhilarating. It is an honest, bare-bones documentation of two people breaking up and trying not to break up in the process, and is simultaneously the most focused collection by Los Campesinos to date.
Ever present are the wry observations, the razor-sharp wordplay and the band’s varied instrumentation, combined with some of the saddest, world-weary confessionals Los Campesinos have ever recorded. Indeed, Hello Sadness is wise beyond its years, exhibited not only in the sincerity, poetry and honesty of its lyrical content, but by the instrumental dynamics of its songs.
Los Campesinos Hello Sadness Track Listing:
1. By Your Hand
2. Songs About Your Girlfriend
3. Hello Sadness
4. Life Is A Long Time
5. Every Defeat A Divorce (Three Lions)
6. Hate For The Island
7. The Black Bird, The Dark Slope
8. To Tundra
9. Baby I Got The Death Rattle
10. Light Leaves, Dark Sees Pt. II