Los Campesinos!

Los Campesinos! are an indie-rock collective in the vein of Belle & Sebastian, only they’re more punkish and much noisier. The eclectic instrumentation on the Welsh septet’s third full-length, Romance Is Boring (part of which was recorded at a Seattle studio owned by Jason McGurr of Death Cab For Cutie), includes trombone, piccolo, and flugel horn, and lots of brash, shouty melodies. The wacky lyrics Gareth Campesinos! (all seven members have taken Campesinos! as their surname) also pack a frankness to them that’s both disarming and realistic, as on the record’s title track, when he sings, “You’re pouting in your sleep/ I’m waking, still yawning/ We’re proving to each other that romance is boring.” With Signals. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Tue., May 4, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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