Art Brut Brilliant Tragic

Another new album announcement: Art Brut will have the followup to Art Brut Vs. Satan, titled Brilliant! Tragic! out in May. “Unprofessional Wrestling” isn’t on the album, but the band gave it to PledgeMusic. The band are working with PledgeMusic to sell special prizes around their upcoming record, with some of the money raised to benefit the homeless. Have a listen to “Unprofessional Wrestling” below. Guess what “Unprofessional Wrestling” is about. Hint: it’s not about wrestling. It’s about sex! I gave it away:

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Brilliant! Tragic! is out 5/23 via Cooking Vinyl. The tracklist:

01 “Clever Clever Jazz”
02 “Lost Weekend”
03 “Bad Comedian”
04 “Sexy Sometimes”
05 “Is Dog Eared”
06 “Martin Kemp Welch Five A-Side Football Rules”
07 “Axel Rose”
08 “I Am the Psychic”
09 “Ice Hockey”
10 “Sealand”

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Comments (8)
  1. Because someone had to ask it: is the girl in red a Schindler’s List reference?

  2. I think Art Brut are hilarious, and everyone I know hates them. Good to know I’ll have another new record to annoy them all with — I really thought AB vs. Satan was the swan song…

    • They’re so much fun to see live. I don’t know how you can leave an Art Brut concert and hate them. I saw them four times in 2009, and every time was great. On top of that, they’re really nice people. I’ve spent some time chatting and having a few beers with Eddie and Ian (after their “French Resistance” show), and they were both really personable.

      Every album doesn’t need to change the world. Sometimes it’s alright just to be fun.

  3. Jamie McKelvie art here is probably better than any of the music involved (and that’s not a slight to Art Brut, but he’s awesome)

  4. It’s so good that I had to replay.

  5. I’ve heard the album. It’s very good. “Sealand”, “Lost Weekend”, “Axl Rose” and “Ice Hockey” are the particular highlights. “Ice Hockey” sounds like nothing they’ve done before; a real departure from their usual sound and a really interesting new direction. “Is Dog Eared” (an anagram of Eddie Argos) is also pretty interesting as well; sounds a bit like “Mysterious Bruises” (my favourite song from ABvsS). I’d say that this album is their best since their first. The music has really matured but they’ve still managed to retain their individual sound.

  6. How is this song about sex?? It’s totally about wrestling.

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