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New Music: Los Campesinos! – “I Broke Up In Amarante”

Indie pop-punk exclamation point band Los Campesinos! have a newly announced sixth album, Sick Scenes, due out February 24. They’ve shared the first single, “I Broke Up in Amarante,” a characteristically upbeat frustration anthem inspired by the city of Amarante, Portugal. In a statement, Campesinos! frontman Gareth explained:

The song’s about battling with bad mental health, trying to comfort and reason with yourself over something you can’t control. Specifically it’s about how my main coping mechanism was to keep myself constantly drunk in the blistering heat of Amarante while being failed by a largely terrible international football tournament.

Los Campesinos!’ last album was 2013’s No Blues. Hear “I Broke Up in Amarante” below, and check out the Sick Scenes album art and track list. The band has also announced some North American tour dates—find those in a tweet.

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Los Campesinos!, Sick Scenes
1. “Renato Dall’Ara (2008)”
2. “Sad Suppers”
3. “I Broke Up in Amarante”
4. “A Slow, Slow Death”
5. “The Fall of Home”
6. “5 Flucloxacillin”
7. “Here’s to the Fourth Time!”
8. “For Whom the Belly Tolls”
9. “Got Stendhal’s”
10. “A Litany/Heart Swells”
11. “Hung Empty”