Today's roundup includes Los Campesinos, Dinosaur Jr, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Comic Noir and Benicassim. Los Campesinos Los Campesinos (pictured above) have announced the departure of Aleks Campesionos. Does this signal the end for the band? Of course not. They've got a bunch of American tour dates lines up so if you live there, check them out! August 04 New York, NY Webster Hall 05 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 06 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop 07 Indianapolis, IN Spin Nightclub 08 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 11 St. Louis, MO Firebird 12 Kansas City, MO Record Bar 14 Austin, TX Emos Outside 15 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre 16 Houston, TX Warehouse (Studio) 19 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 20 Tucson, AZ Club Congress 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre 22 Pomona, CA Glass House 23 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar 25 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar 28 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival 29 San Diego, CA Street Scene http://www.myspace.com/loscampesino Dinosaur Jr Dinosaur Jr's Farm is now available for pre-order through Jagjaguwar mailorder as a 2xLP, CD, or as a limited edition Deluxe Edition 2xCD. Are these guys to old to rock out? Hell no! http://www.dinosaurjr.com/ The Phenomenal Handclap Band The Phenomenal Handclap Band's self titled album will be released on the 23rd of June through Friendly Fire Records. Can't wait. MP3: The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15-20 http://www.myspace.com/phenomenalhandclap Benicassim Now in the second stage of its coveted competition, creative community www.supajam.com have once again teamed up with promoter Vince Power to launch the ‘Fast Track to FIB Heineken’ competition, which will offer one super group the chance to perform at this year’s Benicássim festival in Spain. Having already confirmed a epic line up including The Killers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Glasvegas, Paul Weller, Peter Doherty, Elbow, Maximo Park, The Horrors, 2 Many DJs, Foals and The Mystery Jets. If you want to find out more about the competition go to http://www.supajam.com / http://www.fiberfib.com/