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Morrissey Band’s Boz Boorer Enters The Fray, Releases Video With Eddie Argos

One thing about the members of Morrissey’s backing band: They are loyal. Recently, Morrissey cancelled an entire tour, blaming opening act Kristeen Young for spreading illness to the entire touring party. Young expressed befuddlement, claiming that she was only having an allergic reaction, and the veteran record producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with both… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Art Brut – “Arizona Bay”

Unlikely though it may seem, the incisive and persistently self-deprecating British rant-punk clang-bangers Art Brut are about to release a career-spanning double-disc compilation, which they’ve titled Top Of The Pops, obviously. The collection includes two new songs, one of which is called “Arizona Bay.” It’s about being in a tiny, non-dangerous earthquake and being convinced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 11:44 am

Art Brut – “Unprofessional Wrestling”

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… More »

By: jessica / March 3, 2011 - 6:04 pm

New Everybody Was In The French Resistance…NOW (Eddie Argos) Video – “G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N.” (Stereogum Premiere)

In 2005 Eddie Argos took Art Brut to the top of the pops, lyrically anyway, as indie rock’s thick-browed sardonic clown prince. It wasn’t about singing, it was talking to the kids, with acerbic cheek and barbed wit, so much so that Berlin University taught a lecture in his lyrics titled “The Depressive Dandy: TheMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2010 - 3:28 pm

New Art Brut Video – “Alcoholics Unanimous”

Eddie Argos doesn’t feel great on this new Art Brut single. Probably the entire Frank Black-produced album, really; it’s called Art Brut Vs. Satan, and in this case the devil’s in the details of his issues with drinking, group texts, and latter-day remorse. The best thing to do in those situations is go to Alcoholic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2009 - 4:12 pm

New Art Brut – “Alcoholics Unanimous”

The first track on Art Brut’s forthcoming “punk-as-fuck,” Black Francis-produced Art Brut Vs. Satan is “Alcoholics Unanimous.” The tale of drinking too much and dealing with it the next day isn’t especially harrowing — we’re expecting later songs like “Demons Out!” and “Mysterious Bruises” to be more worthy of the dark overlord. For now, “AU”… More »

By: brandon / March 2, 2009 - 3:35 pm

New Art Brut – “Catch” (Cure Cover)

Lady Sovereign isn’t the only person covering the Cure this month: Art Brut and a host of others have contributed their takes on the band to Pictures Of You, a Cure tribute CD free with this week’s NME. Art Brut handle Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’s “Catch.” We have that song, along with the… More »

By: brandon / February 27, 2009 - 8:52 am

Art Brut’s Art Brut Vs. Satan Album News

There’s more info about the band’s forthcoming third album Art Brut Vs. Satan. For instance, as lead talker Eddie Argos posts, the album art was drawn by comic artist Jeff Lemire. Argos also had this to say about the collection at Cooking Vinyl’s site:

We recorded the album in a punk-as-fuck two weeks i… More »

By: brandon / February 10, 2009 - 10:35 am

Art Brut Also Pissed At EMI

EMI’s on anything but terra firma these days and as we’ve seen this past year, and now you can add Art Brut to the list of rock stars going public with their tales of label incompetence. The label has Art Brut on its back after releasing a new single for “Pump Up The Volume” without… More »

By: brandon / February 21, 2008 - 12:19 pm

Art Brut Take Their Turn Shilling For T-Mobile

In case you missed it: T-Mobile ran the next in its line of hipster-friendly adverts during last night’s Grammy telecast (the first coming during the American Music Awards, so, yay symmetry). Non indie-focused friends in the room during last night’s Grammys were particularly intrigued by the ad: “Am I supposed to know who that British… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2008 - 10:04 am

Christmas No. 1’s

It’s getting to be that most wonderful time of the year — chestnuts, snowmen, presents, Santa, and in England at least, the coveted “Christmas #1.” Crazy that the top of the charts at XMastime is so huge over there. It’s the biggest shopping week, so it’s partially economic, but it’s also like a giant bet-worthy,… More »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2007 - 5:09 pm

Op-Ed By Kevin Barnes: Selling Out Isn’t Possible

Last Saturday night, while out in Brooklyn, we met a PA who worked a T-Mobile video shoot with of Montreal, also mentioning that Art Brut shot a commercial for the same campaign earlier in the day. oM’s went down at Waldorf, while Art Brut filmed at Irving Plaza. Curious, and jumping into reporter mode, we… More »

By: Kevin Barnes / November 16, 2007 - 6:46 pm

Austin City Limits ’07: Hot Freaks! Afterparties (Grizzly Bear, Art Brut, The Rosebuds, Sparrow House, St. Vincent)


After navigating the throngs of Fest folks looking for transportation from Zilker Park (pedicabs were the order of the weekend, though we had good cab karma), downtown afterparty options were plentiful. But few were free, and fewer still exclusively featured ACL-neglected artists; that’s where our friends in blogging come in, having curated the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 17, 2007 - 10:51 am

Battles, The Hold Steady, PB&J, The Narrator Talk Up Their Favorite Uncool Records

Any time we mull a Hold Steady post, we know one thing for sure: you guys will definitely give your bashing/loving comments. More so than with most bands. And maybe it’s fair — ’cause the Hold Steady take every opportunity to do just the same. A month ago it was Craig Finn taking down the… More »

By: Stereogum / July 27, 2007 - 9:34 am

New Art Brut Video – “Direct Hit”

We’ve been curiously quiet about ’05 faves Art Brut’s latest release and to explain, well it’s actually not a bit complicated — as figured, Eddie’s talkie witticisms don’t have quite the same impact the second go around. Then again, “Post Soothing Out” is one of their best tracks yet. Guess it’ll take another night of… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2007 - 4:00 pm

Art Brut’s It’s A Bit Complicated Cover

Gotta hand it to Art Brut for their forthcoming record’s literalist artwork. ‘Cause using a protractor IS a bit complicated.

You can hear a trio of songs from the new record — “Direct Hit,” “Nag Nag Nag Nag,” and “Late Sunday Evening” — at MySpace. (Though our fave is “Post Soothing… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2007 - 1:50 pm

Gilmore Girls Indie Talk Overload

Sometimes we have Gilmore Girls nights. Especially when we’re asked (forced) to. And though Gilmore always throws in indie references, this exchange seemed a little over the top (starting with pregnant Lane’s Eddie Argos love). Watch it here, sorta halfway through.Lane: I spun the record for like a week straight cause who wouldn’t wanna liste… More »

By: Stereogum / January 25, 2007 - 10:51 am

My Little Brother Just Discovered Marv The Marsh

Too much amalgam gives us a headache. But now that the Clash’s Mick Jones tells us “grindie” was so six months ago, we’ll mention it before “Bones” gets an Akira The Don makeover.BLENDER: So, what are you listening to now of the newer bands?
MICK JONES: Well, I like The Streets. Have you heard Lily… More »

By: Stereogum / November 7, 2006 - 11:08 am

Nag Nag Rock & Roll

You’ll have to bear with the embedded player’s anemic buffering, but hit Art Brut’s MySpace to hear “Nag Nag Nag Nag,” Eddie Argos’s latest punk-infused rant fest. Now that he’s had closure about Emily, he’s shifting the sights of his prose to “rock.” And the single’s sound? Well, they ain’t going Kid A on us. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 13, 2006 - 7:59 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some serious heat and humidity. Whether that’s a testament to the awesome lineup or the show-going tenacity of hipster nation, we heard the weekend was well run and chock-full of indie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2006 - 1:45 am
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