Friday, February 17, 2012

Los Campesinos! back in Austin

Welsh indie-rock outfit, Los Campesinos! return to Austin tonight playing their first of two nights at the Parish. I had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful band on their last trip through Austin at La Zona Rosa. I don't hate on LZR but I'm quite happy that Los Campesinos! are playing the Parish instead. Sure, walking in that region of 6th street on Friday and/or Saturday night is my idea of hell but the room itself is simply exquisite. There are still tickets available for tonight and tomorrow night's shows. I wouldn't expect to be able to grab tickets at the door either night so, if you're interested you should buy some tickets now.

The latest release from Los Campesinos!, Hello Sadness, came out late last year and features one of their best singles to date in my humble opinion.

Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand video via YouTube

Seriously though, isn't By Your Hand a fantastic lead single? It's so hooky and pop only a bastard wouldn't fall in love with it. No offense if YOU didn't fall in love with it...bastard.

Los Campesinos! - Songs About Your Girlfriend video via YouTube

Looks like the doors will open at 8pm for both shows with Parenthetical Girls going on at 9pm. Expect Los Campesinos! to take to the stage between 10pm and 10:30pm. If you're a concert T-Shirt kind of person then make sure you bring some cash because they have really great T-Shirts.

Parenthetical Girls - The Privilege video via YouTube