Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Los Campesinos!-Tiptoe Through the True Bits

Hello Sadness was one of, if not my favorite album of last year. Los Campesinos! can do no wrong in my book, every knew sound from the seven of them just sounds excellent. The only band that had the same effect was Pavement, as their various 2-CD, uber deluxe reissues can attest to quality a b-side.

All this is reconfirmed with "Tiptoe Through the True Bits". A part of the Hello Sadness recording, for whatever insane reason it did not manage to make the record. And while a thousand word essay could be written on the reasons as to why this could possibly happen, the important part is the band (thankfully) decided to release it into the world. It's one the band's slower tunes, something the band has been able to master excellently over the past few albums. However "Tiptoe Through the True Bits" differs, in that it isn't a dark and bleak imagery filled tale building into an explosive and powerful crescendo. Instead it is a breezy romp as Gareth recites his most direct tale of an ex-lover over just perfectly blasts of brass that pick the song up at exactly the right time. And more so, it confirms that Los Campesinos! are one of the best pop bands of this decade.

(mp3) Los Campesinos!-Tiptoe Through the True Bits


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