Photo by Jon Bergman

The British indie-pop darlings of Los Campesinos! are so excited for their upcoming LP, Hello Sadness (out November 15 on Arts And Crafts) that they’re giving listeners an early taste—a free mp3 download of the track “By Your Hand.” The song chronicles the final days of a relationship with bombast and one wickedly huge chorus.
It’s an oddly pedestrian song title for a band with tracks like “We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives,” “Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s)” and “You! Me! Dancing!” It’s bittersweet pop—fittingly so, as Hello Sadness is the first new effort from the seven-piece Wales indie-pop group since the departure of violinist (and original member) Harriet Campesinos!. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album here.
Fans of bloody bandages, kitten greeting cards and split-screen cinematography, rejoice: A video for “By Your Hand” is also available for viewing below.

“By Your Hand” will likely make an appearance on setlists this fall, when Los Campesinos! takes to East Coast venues for a brief set of dates to road-test cuts from Hello Sadness, as well as other terrifically twee favorites.
Tour Dates For Los Campesinos!:
11/16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/19 – Washington, DC – Black Cat