Thursday, August 09, 2007

Shorthand: Los Campesinos "Sticking Fingers Into Sockets EP"

Los Campesinos! (ironic title with exclamation point aside) more than deserve all the hype they are receiving as of late. To say that their debut EP has myriad influences is not only stating the obvious, it's selling the group short. Los Campesinos! have this delightfully... eccentric (let's say)way of presenting themselves as hybrid, manic tongued, satirists that are only as self-aware as they allow themselves to be. Like an all too deliberate blend of Pavement, The Go! Team, and Architecture in Helsinki, Los Campesinos! make their mark with exhilarating pop opuses, bratty personas and playful exteriors. This is about as simultaneously charming and talented as a group can be, methinks.

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