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Trivia / Los Campesinos!

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  • Black Sheep Hit: Their two biggest hits, "You! Me! Dancing!" and "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives", much like the rest of Hold On Now, Youngster..., is considerably lighter and along the line of twee indie pop than the more refined, mature sounds they've had with later albums.
  • The Cast Showoff: Jason handles most of the band's artwork. He and Kim also run their own tattoo parlour in Worthing, England.
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  • Colbert Bump: Gareth's continuous references to his favorite author, the late metafictional novelist B.S. Johnson, on the band's blog and in interviews has at least slightly raised the profile of the semi-obscure writer.
  • Creator Backlash: In general, Gareth generally doesn't look fondly at the band's early "twee" period.
    • The band aren't embarrassed by Hold On Now Youngster..., but they're not particularly fond of it, either. Just four of its songs ("You! Me! Dancing!", "My Year in Lists", "Knee Deep at ATP" and "Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks") survived in their setlist rotation to 2017 (a fifth song, "Death to Los Campesinos!", managed to hang on until 2014 before it was ultimately dropped). The album appears as a gag in their Bargain Hunt-themed video for "5 Flucloxacillin."
    • Gareth also isn't fond of "The International Tweexcore Underground", calling it "abysmal" in an interview with Noisey.
    • Gareth doesn't care too much for "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives", one of their earliest singles, though it made a rare set appearance at the concert that was recorded for A Good Night for a Fist Fight. Notably, the band left out the final verse, which Gareth finds to be particularly embarrassing.
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    • He supposedly hated "You! Me! Dancing!", but he eventually changed his mind. It's now the oldest song they play live. Part of it might have to do with Revival By Commercialisation (having appeared in a Budweiser/MLB commercial). In concerts, it's often preceded by "this song is about beer", and has some lyrics changed to "every single one of us Budweiser 'til we die". Gareth has also taken to singing the first verse of Pavement's "Box Elder" during the build-up.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: In an installment of Noisey's Rate Your Records column, Gareth and Tom chose Romance is Boring as their favorite.
  • Name's the Same: The band's name means "The Farmers" in Spanish, and as you might expect, there's a Spanish language band with the same name (without the exclamation point), a South American traditional folk group.

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