Everyone's favourite not-so-twee six-piece indie-pop hyphen-friendly act Los Campesinos! have been making waves with their paint bomb heavy promotional images (and .gifs, they use Tumblr now) for their forthcoming fifth record No Blues. This afternoon they turned those waves into actual momentum by putting the record up for pre-sale (here) and debuting the first new track from it.
What Death Leaves Behind (below) follows on in the trajectory they've been moving in for some time now, with a By Your Hand-esque synth line pulsing throughout (replacing the Glockenspiel of old), intelligent yet morbid lyrics with a feel good sound and a There Are Listed Buildings style instrumentation.
There's a good feeling surrounding this album amongst its fans, one that based on the glimpses of imagery shown signals a step further in the oxymoronic world of blissful morosity. Only time will tell, No Blues is out in October.
What Death Leaves Behind
A Portrait of the Trequartista as a Young Man
As Lucerne / The Low
Let it Spill
The Time Before The Last Time
Selling Rope (Swan Dive to Estuary)