Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “You! Me! Dancing!” by Los Campesinos!, which comes from their forthcoming Sticking Fingers Into Sockets EP on Arts & Crafts.
Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing! (MP3)
Begun in Cardiff, Wales, as an excuse for three friends, Neil, Ollie and Ellen, to avoid after-school sports, the group eventually grew to include four more friends Tom, Gareth, Harriett and Aleks, and wouldn’t you know, they all happen to have the same surname: Campesinos! Well, not exactly, but that’s what their MySpace page would lead you to believe. As a septet, Los Campesinos! present what they half-jokingly call “the sound of musical excess.” Certainly, a joyous, danceable, and on-the-verge-of-really-losing-it enthusiasm pervades their songs and threatens to make even the staunchest listeners throw their hands up in the air and â€¦ dance!
If you don’t believe it, watch this fan-made video. You won’t be able to take your eyes off it: