Art Brut Returns With 3rd Album

art-brut.jpgNew album Art Brut vs. Satan is the record Brut-o-philes have been waiting for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does British pop deserve Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos? A chart fixture in France, iconic in Germany (where his lyrics have been the subject of a lecture at Berlin University under the tile ‘The Depressive Dandy’), lionised by the cream of alt.America (Craig Finn and Jeffrey Lewis are fans) and a world class blogger to boot (check out http://www.the-eddie-argos-resouce.blogspot.com/, or our very own http://www.playbackstl.com/ for Eddie’s twice monthly take on comics) he is, as the NME pointed out in 2005, "the new Jarvis" and so much more.

"It’s strange," muses Eddie. "Outside the U.K., people seem to find it easier to accept our songs on face value. We played in Brazil with Franz Ferdinand and all these school kids were singing ‘Emily Kane’ to me. It really freaked me out."

Eddie may be an outsider worthy of Albert Camus, but his time is about to come. Produced by Frank Black over 12 days last December, new album Art Brut vs. Satan is the record Brut-o-philes have been waiting for since debut single "Formed a Band" illuminated the musical universe back in 2004. Tuneful, truculent and more on the button than University Challenge’s Gail Trimble, it’s the sound of Art Brut at their most confident and confrontational.

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