Art Brut & We Are Scientists @ Knitting Factory, NYC 5/17/06

Thanks to the blogosphere, it was no surprise last night when Art Brut’s opening act, Art Brut 47, turned out to be We Are Scientists. “We are pretty much on the vanguard of Art Brut cover bands,” Keith explained. “But they booked the real Art Brut for the same night, so we’ll just play We Are Scientists covers instead.”

No Art Brut covers? Not even a fake Eddie Argos moustache? LET DOWN! Still, the trio was tight, opening with “Lousy Reputation” and closing the set with “The Great Escape.” We caught the tail end of early opener The Chalets and liked what we heard. As for headliner Art Brut? You know the drill. Hysterical fans, hysterical band.

Here’s WAS’ more successful attempt at being a cover band, doing some Sigur Ros for Jo Whiley

We Are Scientists – “Hoppípolla” (MP3 Link Expired)