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Los Campesinos - 10th Anniversary Tour - in Seattle

These days I’m usually wallowing in depression about the state of the present and future. If you’re like me, I’m not even sure how you found this blog post. The last week in particular has made me skittish about looking at the internet, let alone clicking on a link.

Well, I’m glad you’re here – because I have a great remedy for our 2018 blues! Let’s travel back in time to 2008. OH WHAT A LOVELY YEAR THAT WAS! We had Obama making history, a full social calendar rather than social media hacks, and Los Campesinos! released TWO AMAZING full-length albums!!!

  1. Hold On Now, Youngster…
  2. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

And now, my dear friends, we get to relive the magic of that glorious time with a 10th anniversary celebration of those two brilliant albums in the form of:

  • Newly remastered vinyl of each album! The reissue of Hold On Now, Youngster… features the addition of a lot of rarities / b-sides / things I can’t wait for you to hear!!! For example, their cover of Heavenly’s “C is the Heavenly Option”
  • A Los Campesinos! tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of both Hold On Now, Youngster… and We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed – the Seattle stop is on Friday, November 2 at Neumos and is ALL AGES (get tix)

To help you prep for the show, I’ve put together a spotify MIXXtape based on my favorite LC! songs from these two reissued albums {in case a Campesino is reading this, can you make sure these are on the set list, please?!?!?}.  Also, don’t forget to remind yourself of the complete brilliance of those first two albums by heading over to the Los Campesinos! bandcamp page and ordering both reissues and listen on repeat. I want make sure all of Seattle will be ready to dance and sing along to every note at the show on November 2, 2018.

Illuminati Hotties, tenderpunk pioneers from Los Angeles, will open up the show. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for this all-ages show, you can {and SHOULD} get them now.

In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite eye+ear candy from 2008: