Los Campesinos! Celebrate the ‘Avocado, Baby’ on Upbeat Single
Welsh sextet preps fifth album 'No Blues' for October 29 on Wichita
Los Campesinos! will release their fifth album on October 25 — the optimistically titled No Blues, whose initial offering was far less cheerily named “What Death Leaves Behind.” The Welsh sextet’s latest offering toys with a similar outlook. “Oh it won’t get better,” sings Gareth Campesinos! at one point, before adding, “That doesn’t mean it’s gonna get any worse.” Meanwhile, “Avocado, Baby” is about as bright-sounding as the band gets — dance-y over angular guitar-play, helped out by sky-scraping synths, and backed by a chorus of children singing along with the playful hook: “I have a stone so tough it’s crazy / That’s why they call me the avocado, baby.”
No Blues’ ambitious production comes courtesy of John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Nada Surf, Blonde Redhead) and will arrive via Wichita Recordings, the official follow-up to 2011’s excellent Hello Sadness.