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Los Campesinos! unveil new song “5 Flucloxacillin” — listen

Sick Scenes, the band's sixth LP, is due out February 24th

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    After more than three years, Los Campesinos! will follow up 2013’s No Blues with Sick Scenes, due out on February 24th via Wichita Recordings. We recently heard the spastic “I Broke Up in Amarante”, and now the band has given us another taste off the 11-track album with “5 Flucloxacillin.”

    The song is a warm one, buoyed by hand-claps and rhythmic harmonies that echo the radio pop-rock of the mid-to-late ‘90s. Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic and frontman Gareth Campesinos! seems to be singing about the infectious sense of political unrest sweeping the world right now. Stereogum, who premiered the song, also shared some thoughts from Gareth:

    “As time ticks by and I become entrenched in my thirties I realise I’ve now spent half of my life medicating and self-medicating for depression, acne, countless viral infections and, worst of all, relentless ingrown toenails. Most everyone I know struggles with their mental health and is trying to cope in whatever way they can, while baby-boomers chastise us millennials for the manner in which we attempt to find solace amidst, and fumble out of the mess they made for us.”

    Give “5 Flucloxacillin” a listen below:

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    Sick Scenes Tracklist:
    01. Renato Dall’Ara (2008)
    02. Sad Suppers
    03. I Broke Up in Amarante
    04. A Slow, Slow Death
    05. The Fall of Home
    06. 5 Flucloxacillin
    07. Here’s to the Fourth Time!
    08. For Whom the Belly Tolls
    09. Got Stendhal’s
    10. A Litany/Heart Swells
    11. Hung Empty

    Los Campesinos! 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
    02/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
    02/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
    02/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
    02/27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    03/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
    03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    03/03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    03/04 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
    03/05 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
    03/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
    03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    03/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    03/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    04/27 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Centre
    04/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    04/29 – Sheffield, UK @ Queens Social Club
    04/30 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
    05/01 – London, UK @ Koko
    05/05 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
    05/06 – Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
    05/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

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