Art Brut exploring LA
Art Brut's peeps recently sent around five, new, unmastered Art Brut tracks for the world to preview. Many have wondered if Art Brut has it in them to repeat the awesomeness that was contained within their first album Bang Bang Rock and Roll. Are they a one trick pony? Is it all a schtick? What was Downtown Records thinking?
I wonder a little what a 2nd Art Brut album will be like, but I know I'll probably never grow old of a live Art Brut show. Here are the new (unmatered) tracks. Let me know what you think. So far I like what I hear:
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - Pump Up The Volume (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - Direct Hit (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - Post Soothing Out MP3
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - Late Sunday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - Nag Nag Nag Nag (MP3)
Thank you Tripwire for hosting these MP3's.
Art Brut begin their mini US tour next week, and Radio Soulwax begin their slightly-larger US tour next week. Soulwax's show at Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan is sold out. Art Brut's show at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan is also sold out, BUT neither Art Brut's nor Soulwax's Brooklyn shows at Studio B are sold out. What's really convenient about the whole thing is that they are both on the same night (April 18) at the same venue - Art Brut is early & Soulwax is late. Tickets are being sold separately - for Art Brut and for Soulwax. Stay all night - F*cked Up opens the early show.