Los Campesinos!

Hold On Now, Youngster . . . (Arts & Crafts)

Los Campesinos! indie-pop Go! Team

The debut CD by the Welsh septet Los Campesinos! is packed with so much youthful energy, it oughta come with its own supply of Ritalin. Like the Go! Team — another group of coed U.K. kids who dig exclamation points and pep-rally cheers — Los Campesinos! play vigorous indie-pop, spiked with the sounds of glockenspiel and other instruments that require pounding. Not so surprising, Hold On Now, Youngster . . . has a bit of trouble staying focused. "Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats" caps three minutes of breathless shouting with a gently swaying, out-of-left-field coda, and "This Is How You Spell 'Ha Ha Ha, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics" is as relentless as its title.

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