Two Nights of the High-Energy Los Campesinos!

November 15th, 2011

The indie-pop ensemble Los Campesinos! seems to not take much very seriously, except for their music, which is probably the best way to keep such a sizable extended-band family together while touring overseas. The eight members met at school in Wales and have since made multiple lineup changes over the course of making four official albums, including Hello Sadness, out today. Gareth Campesinos! (you have to love a band whose members change their last names) leads the group with overwhelming energy, bouncing across the stage, going from half chanting, half screaming to whispering skewed pop-culture-referenced lyrics like “I feel like we need more post-coital and less post-rock/ Feels like the buildup takes forever and you never get me off.” Find out how overwhelming the energy gets and how over-the-top infectious the band’s live energy is when Los Campesinos! (above, performing “Romance Is Boring” and “There Are Listed Buildings” for play Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and Thursday. —Jason Dean