Only six months on from the release of Hold On Now, Youngster... (review), twee-pop connoisseurs Los Campesinos! have announced that album #2 will be out before the end of the year.
Released on Wichita on October 13, the ominously titled We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed was recorded in June with producer John Goodmanson, formerly of Blonde Redhead, Bikini Kill and Wu Tang Clan production renown.
Posting on the band's website, the act made it clear to haters that "despite Hold On Now, Youngster... being only 5 or so months old, we wanted to emphasise that this is no post-album cash in.
"It's no B-Sides and rarities or "songs that weren't good enough to be on the album cobbled together with some remixes and field recordings of Cardiff's indie scene"; it's ten all-new tracks that none of you have ever heard before.
"Sure, we considered re-releasing a radio-edit of 'You! Me! Dancing!' and trying to get famous and scraping another tour out of that, but our parents unanimously agreed that if we did they would never speak to us again.
"Rather, we are blessed with having an incredibly supportive record label in Wichita, and they are as excited about such freedom, frivolities and spontaneity in releases as we are."
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed's tracklist:
'Ways To Make It Through The Wall'
'We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed'
'Between An Erupting Earth And An Exploding Sky'
'You'll Need Those Fingers For Crossing '
'It's Never That Easy Though, Is It? (Song For The Other Kurt)'
'The End Of The Asterisk '
'Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown # 1'
'Heart Swells/Pacific Daylight Time'
'All Your Kayfabe Friends'
Though the act's only UK dates inked in at the moment are their upcoming festival performances, the post adds:
"News to come shortly on a tour featuring the best line-up to grace these (UK) shores since the NME one with Andrew WK!"
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