Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! Video
"You! Me! Dancing!" Video Review
The Arctic Monkeys had almost gone and completely ruined my love for heavy accents in music, but luckily for me, Los Campesinos have gone and totally reestablished my old feelings. This Cardiff, UK band makes highly dancable pop music with influences ranging from Pavement and Sonic Youth to The Shins and The Unicorns. Word on the street is that they now have an EP out, but I don't see anything mentioned on their MySpace about it and I do believe that that is their only home on the internet. I shall investigate this further and if you like it, I'll try to point you in the right direction for more. This song has the potential to be one of my favorite car-dancing songs of the Summer.
There is over a minute of this amazing ringing, almost math-rock-esque, guitar buildup in the beginning of the song before it bleeds into some quick paced kick and then just like, it blows up right in front of your face, trading precise picked ringing for rough jangly bliss. When the ultra catchy chorus comes around, these kids are set on making sure you know they can dance: "If there's one thing I could never confess, it's that I can't dance a single step, it's you, it's me, it's dancing!" The spoken word/chorus at the end of the song took a few listens to grow on me, but I think it really adds to the song, which typically isn't the case with those type of vocals.
The Music video for Los Campesinos' new second single "You! Me! Dancing!" will be released on 4th June 2007. Animation directed by Monkmus.