Effervescent malcontents Los Campesinos! have temporarily removed themselves from the balmy fireside to release this limited edition slice of seasonal wax, A Los Campesinos! Christmas. The EP and 12-inch feature five Los Campesinos! carols, as well as a cover of Mud’s #1 holiday hit “Lonely This Christmas.”
Produced by Tom Campesinos! and mixed by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson, A Los Campesinos! Christmas is an instant classic, ready-made to enter the limited canon of great seasonal releases.
Lead track “When Christmas Comes,” the first new Los Campesinos! material since last year’s critically acclaimed career highlight NO BLUES, is available to stream below.
1. When Christmas Comes
2. A Doe To A Deer
3. The Holly & The Ivy
4. Kindle A Flame In Her Heart
5. The Trains Don’t Run (It’s Christmas Day)
6. Lonely This Christmas
A Los Campesinos! Christmas will be in select record shops beginning December 8th via Turnstile/Heart Swells, or available to pre-order direct from the band at http://loscampesinos.inktankmerch.com from 2pm ET. All pre-orders from Los Campesinos!’ site will come with an especially designed Los Campesinos! Christmas Card, hand-signed by the band.
Los Campesinos! have a handful of UK gigs scheduled this month into next:
NOV. 23 BIRMINGHAM, UK THE FLAPPER
DEC. 4 MANCHESTER, UK SOUND CONTROL*
DEC. 5 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB*
DEC. 6 NORWICH, UK ARTS CENTRE*
DEC. 7 LONDON, UK VILLAGE UNDERGROUND*
*with support from Trust Fund