Song of the Day: Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!

Team Campesinos! photo by Adam Gasson

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. Today’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 … dance!

If you don’t believe it, watch this fan-made video. You won’t be able to take your eyes off it:

The official video for this song, as well as other videos and songs, can be found (and downloaded!) on Los Campesinos!’s website and MySpace page.

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