Posted by: Joe | July 3, 2007

Happy Birthday, Me!

Another orbit complete.

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A few days ago I bought Los Campesinos! new EP, Sticking Fingers Into Light Sockets. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. I first heard “You! Me! Dancing!” sometime last year, and while I liked it, I got distracted from finding more. The new recording, produced by BSSer Dave Newfield, is brilliant–and I don’t mean to use that word in the usual superlative manner. Every song sparkles, from glockenspiels like fine crystal, to laser-beam guitars to ringing cymbals that explode in your ears. I actually caught myself dancing down the sidewalk yesterday. Favorite album of the year so far–this is what pop music is supposed to be.

And their videos are some of the most randomly awesome things ever:

Together with The Long Blondes and Lucky Soul, my three favorite acts this year are all Brits.

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  1. Happy belated birthday to you… happy belated birthday to you… happy belated birthday to you … happy belated birthday to you…


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