Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes LP
Sick Scenes is the sixth studio album by Los Campesinos! and follows their highly acclaimed 2013 release, NO BLUES. The album was produced once again by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab For Cutie) and band member Tom Bromley and was recorded during Euro 2016 in Fridao, Portugal. The band have described the album as* “an expression of the pent-up aggression we felt due to being inactive for so long, but it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band, of getting to play music with our friends.*” The themes of aggression and celebration that inspired the album have resulted in 11 tracks that find the band sounding as vital and life-affirming as ever.
Track listing: Side A 1. Renato Dall'Ara (2008) 2. Sad Suppers 3. I Broke Up In Amarante 4. A Slow, Slow Death 5. The Fall Of Home Side B 1. 5 Flucloxacillin 2. Here’s To The Fourth Time! 3. For Whom The Belly Tolls 4. Got Stendhal’s 5. A Litany/Heart Swells 6. Hung Empty
The LP is pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and includes a double-sided fold out lyric/poster insert plus a download code for the album.
Praise for Sick Scenes:
“Scene stealing stuff” **** – The Guardian
“This is the best they’ve sounded in years” ***** – Upset
“this is the an album where Los Campesinos! have finally embraced who they are” *****- Dork
**** – DIY
**** – The Skinny