It appears that wherever Los Campesinos! recorded their new album was collaboration central. As if seven band members wasn't enough, eh?
As well as the previously stated list of collaborations - such as Jherek Bischoff, formerly of Xiu Xiu too - they've only gone and topped it off with Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu. He contributes vocals to the mix, we're told.
A post on the official Los Campesinos! website read:
I am honoured and excited to announce that as well as the exciting names we have already announced, our forthcoming record will be graced by the vocals of Mr. Jamie Stewart.
Please expect and await more collaborations between Xiu Xiu/Jamie and Los Campesinos! in the reasonable future.
Exciting times at LC! towers, then. I'm sure they'll be as excited about their upcoming American tour, too, which starts very, very soon indeed. Here are the dates for you Yankee Doodle types.
It's through this tour that they will be adding to the already-pretty-well-stocked tour record box, which they're giving away in a competition.
Below you will see a sickening amount of dates in an equally sickening short space of time.
4 - Webster Hall (18+) - New York, New York
5 - 9:30 Club (All Ages) - DC, Washington DC
6 - Grog Shop (All Ages) - Cleveland, Ohio
7 - Spin Nightclub (21+) - Indianapolis, Indiana
8 - LOLLAPALOOZA, Chicago
12 - Record Bar (18+) - Kansas City, Missouri
14 - Emo’s (All Ages) - Austin, Texas
15 - Granada Theatre (All Ages) - Dallas, Texas
16 - Warehouse Live (Studio) - Houston, Texas
19 - Launchpad (21+) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
20 - Hocofest Green Music Festival - Tucson, Arizona
21 - El Rey Theater (All Ages) - Los Angeles, California
22 - The Glass House (All Ages) - Pomona, California
23 - Detroit Bar (21+) - Costa Mesa, California
25 - Beauty Bar (21+) - Las Vegas, Nevada
26 - Howie and Sons Pizza - Visalia, California
27 - Brookdale Lodge Concert Hall - Santa Cruz, California
28 - Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, California
29 - Street Scene Festival - San Diego, California
The above dates will be a farewell tour, of sorts, for Aleks, who leaves the band to return to her studies after it all finishes.