Los Campesinos! perform live in The Current studio

Los Campesinos! perform "By Your Hand" live on 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Los Campesinos! perform live in The Current studio
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The Welsh indie-pop septet Los Campesinos! have been cranking out smart, charming and richly emotionally textured rock songs for nearly five years at this point, having started their career with a handful of singles in 2007 before releasing their full-length debut Hold On Now, Youngster... a year later. After a stop-gap "mini-album," the band followed it up with 2010's more mature Romance is Boring.

In November 2011, the band put out their third and most recent record, Hello Sadness, which found the band's primary singer and songwriter Gareth Campesinos! taking a darkly comedic turn with his lyrics.

The group stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mary Lucia and play a few songs.

Songs played: "By Your Hand," "Songs About Your Girlfriend" and "Hello Sadness."

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  • Los Campesinos perfoms in The Current studio Los Campesinos! released their debut album, "Hold On Now, Youngster..." in spring 2008, and followed it up a few months later with their second record "We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed". Los Campesinos' latest project is "Romance Is Boring".

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    Cardiff, Wales-based seven-piece indie pop group Los Campesinos! (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Cardiff, Wales-based seven-piece indie pop group Los Campesinos! (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Cardiff, Wales-based seven-piece indie pop group Los Campesinos! (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Cardiff, Wales-based seven-piece indie pop group Los Campesinos! (MPR / Nate Ryan)