Announce ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’ Cassette
– its first physical release since 2014, with profits going to charity
December live dates in London, Leeds and Cardiff
Los Campesinos! announce the re-release of ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’, out today on cassette. This is the first time the release will be available in a physical format since it immediately sold out on its initial release in 2014. Limited to 666 copies, it can be ordered via their Bandcamp.
All profits to be donated to The Wallich, a Welsh homeless and rough sleeping charity, and Refuge, helping women and children against domestic violence.
Gareth from the band explains: “On our cover of the traditional carol the Holly & The Ivy, Rob added his own verse, with lyrics about him and his sister driving home for Christmas in a rental van. An LC! Xmas is perfect for a sepia-tinged moment like that, and so I think maybe cassette is the optimum format for it. I’d like to think maybe cassette is the optimum format for it. I’d like to think this tape will be packed away with the Christmas trimmings each year, and get unboxed for a ceremonial listen annually”.
Listen on streaming platforms and order the release on Bandcamp:
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 [Mud cover]
Los Campesinos! will also play three sold-out shows in Cardiff, London and Leeds this December, supported by Fortitude Valley. Dates are as follows:
Monday 13th December – Tramshed, Cardiff
Tuesday 14th December – Village Underground, London
Wednesday 15th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
The band also recently announced the re-release of their beloved album, Hello Sadness, on vinyl and streaming platforms. Having been out of print for many years, the record has been remastered and is released with updated artwork on vinyl on 18th February, and is streaming now.
The band will be releasing on their own label, Heart Swells, and vinyl editions are available to preorder via your local record shop here. Arts & Crafts will also be re-releasing the album in North America.
It will also get a Dinked Archive reissue as a picture disc with gold embossed transparent sleeve, exclusive poster and Obi strip (see below). Preorder here.