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 Out.”) Eddie will come to terms with the loss of Emily Kane all over again at a sold-out show at Bowery tonight. The rest of the Brut’s dates after the jump.

04/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
04/19 – Toronto @ The Mod Club
04/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
04/23 – Cardiff University*
04/24 – Leeds University*
04/25 – Nottingham @ Rock City*
04/26 – Manchester @ Ritz*
04/27 – Liverpool University*
04/30 – Bristol Academy*
05/01 – Southampton @ Guildhall*
05/02 – Norwich UEA*
05/03 – Birmingham @ Carling Academy*
05/05 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands*
05/06 – Aberdeen, Scotland @ Music Hall*
05/07 – Sunderland @ Manor Quay*
05/08 – Northumbria @ Stage 1*
05/10 – London, UK @ Astoria*
05/11 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire*
05/12 – Liverpool, UK @ Nation*

* w/ Maximo Park

It’s A Bit Complicated is out 6/19 on Downtown.

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