As anyone who has read my blog can testify, I REALLY like Los Campesinos! They are the one of the greatest self deprecating indie- twee pop bands of today. And that is why this news comes as so sad. Aleks, keyboardist extraordinaire and secondary singer, is leaving the band to go back to her studies in college. She was Gareth’s savior angle, singing her lyrics to save him before he threw himself into a total pit of unescapable despair. She will be missed, and the Creative Interesction wishes her the best of luck and the band in how ever they will survive. Read the farewell from the band here and Aleks farewell here.
In better Los Campesinos! news, they have announced an August tour of the United States, hopefully debuting songs from their new album, due to come out in 2010. This tour will be Aleks’ final, so be sure to see it. Also Gareth did an interview with Pitchfork (rising the love aspect of our love-hate relationship I and everyone else has with Pitchfork), were he reveals details of said upcoming album. Read here.
04 New York, NY Webster Hall
05 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
06 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
07 Indianapolis, IN Spin Nightclub
08 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
11 St. Louis, MO Firebird
12 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
14 Austin, TX Emos Outside
15 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
16 Houston, TX Warehouse (Studio)
19 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
20 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
22 Pomona, CA Glass House
23 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
25 Las Vegas, Nevada Beauty Bar
28 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
29 San Diego, CA Street Scene
P.S. In quick non Los Campesinos! news, I am working on my interview with Ponytail. I am still working on finals, but I will have it up as soon as I can. Thanks for waiting.