Watch the New Los Campesinos! Video for “Songs About Your Girlfriend”
Talk about a more stripped-down aesthetic for everyone’s favorite Welsh band with the Spanish name. Just in time for Valentine’s Day ("Happy Valentine’s Day, fuckers!," read the preview tweet), Los Campesinos! released a new music video for "Songs About Your Girlfriend," the second single off their fourth album, Hello Sadness.
In the clip for this peppy jam, Gareth Campesinos! and co. perform in a seedy gentleman’s club, while strippers sporting masks with faces of the band members sit very quietly in the audience, occasionally work the poles and generally make things uncomfortable. As silly and sometimes unsettling as it may be, expect Gareth masks to replace Royal Family masks as the de rigeur fancy dress party item this spring.
Else where in the world of Campesinos!, the band is preparing to release the third issue of their quarterly fanzine, Heat Rash, which will feature an essay from Gareth breaking down the process of creating Hello Sadness track-by-track.
Watch the video below: