Los Campesinos! – What Death Leaves Behind

Los Campesinos!

Earlier this week indie-rockers Los Campesinos! dropped the first single from their upcoming album No Blues, due for release in October. Despite the death-orientated lyrics (“I was the first match struck at the first cremation/ You are my shallow grave” being the opening lines), the cynical and tongue-in-cheek What Death Leaves Behind is decidedly optimistic. The lyrical content is somewhat softened by the infectious guitar and synth hooks and an anthemic chorus, on which the vocals of frontman Gareth David evoke comparisons to Arcade Fire’s Win Butler. It’s bold, polished, eccentric and an all-round in-your-face tune. Best of all, it’s a free DL from SoundCloud.

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