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Los Campesinos! unveil new song “5 Flucloxacillin” — listen

on January 16, 2017, 11:00am

Photo by Owen Richards

After more than three years, Los Campesinos! will follow up 2013’s No Blues with Sick Scenes, due out on February 24th via Wichita Recordings. We recently heard the spastic “I Broke Up in Amarante”, and now the band has given us another taste off the 11-track album with “5 Flucloxacillin.”

The song is a warm one, buoyed by hand-claps and rhythmic harmonies that echo the radio pop-rock of the mid-to-late ‘90s. Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic and frontman Gareth Campesinos! seems to be singing about the infectious sense of political unrest sweeping the world right now. Stereogum, who premiered the song, also shared some thoughts from Gareth:

“As time ticks by and I become entrenched in my thirties I realise I’ve now spent half of my life medicating and self-medicating for depression, acne, countless viral infections and, worst of all, relentless ingrown toenails. Most everyone I know struggles with their mental health and is trying to cope in whatever way they can, while baby-boomers chastise us millennials for the manner in which we attempt to find solace amidst, and fumble out of the mess they made for us.”

Give “5 Flucloxacillin” a listen below:

Sick Scenes Artwork:

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Sick Scenes Tracklist:
01. Renato Dall’Ara (2008)
02. Sad Suppers
03. I Broke Up in Amarante
04. A Slow, Slow Death
05. The Fall of Home
06. 5 Flucloxacillin
07. Here’s to the Fourth Time!
08. For Whom the Belly Tolls
09. Got Stendhal’s
10. A Litany/Heart Swells
11. Hung Empty

Los Campesinos! 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
02/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
02/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
02/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
02/27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
03/04 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
03/05 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
03/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
03/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
03/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/27 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Centre
04/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
04/29 – Sheffield, UK @ Queens Social Club
04/30 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
05/01 – London, UK @ Koko
05/05 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
05/06 – Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
05/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

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