Hello Sadness is obviously more melancholic than anything Los Campesinos! have done so far, but thankfully far from being melodramatic. To end in a football analogy, now an LC staple: it’s a solid performance, by far their most coherent yet, but missing some of the flair of previous bouts. »
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the cd and dvd package is a limited edition (600 copies) in a 6 panel digipack. the dvd includes a 30 minute 'making of' documentary, a funny 'how to play' featurette starring tom and neil from the band teaching you how to play 'songs about your girlfriend', and a blooper reel of extra studio footage. wichita release the newest album by cardiff, wales' los campesinos! recorded earlier this year in girona, spain by producer john goodmanson - responsible for the septet's previous two albums, 2008's 'we are beautiful, we are doomed' and 2010's 'romance is boring' - 'hello sadness' is los campesinos! at their most melodic, direct and exhilarating, featuring ten songs of love, loss and heartbreak. it is an honest, bare-bones documentation of two people breaking up and trying not to break up in the process, and is simultaneously the most focused collection by los campesinos! to date.
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