Los Campesinos! Salute Blink-182 With 'Going Away to College' Cover

Welsh six-piece recorded live rendition at Sirius XMU offices this past January

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Los Campesinos! recently invaded the Sirius XMU offices in New York to play a double-header. The Welsh sextet, of course, performed "Avocado Baby," the latest single from their fifth album, 2013's No Blues. More interesting, though, is the other song they settled on: Blink-182's "Going Away to College," one of the many highlights from the pop-punk trio's breakthrough album, 1999's Enema of the State. Los Campesinos! maintain the integrity (not a concept usually associated with Blink's early days) of the original, peppering just the right amount of fuzz and overenunciation. Revisit high school via the SoundCloud stream below, find Los Campesinos!' upcoming tour dates further down.

Los Campesinos! tour dates:

May 3 - Leeds, U.K. @ Live at Leeds
May 4 - Glasgow, U.K. @ Stag & Dagger
July 18 - Oxford, U.K. @ Truck Festival
July 25 - Benidorm, Spain @ Low Festival

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