Art Brut releasing new stuff, touring North America, played Webster Hall w/ White Demim, A-Trak & more (pics & dates)
photos by Brook Bobbins
Art Brut @ Webster Hall – March 4, 2011
Hello. We’re Art Brut.
We’ve completed the recording of our new album ‘Brilliant! Tragic!’ and working alongside PledgeMusic, we’d like give you a little more than usual and help us go to places Art Brut have never been.
PledgeMusic allows you to pledge towards Art Brut’s dream of touring places that have yet to enjoy the live Art Brut experience. You can get a signed CD or Vinyl before ‘Brilliant! Tragic!’ reaches the stores. But we’re also offering weirder and more wonderful options to a limited number of Art Brut aficionados. What about Art Brut karaoke with Eddie or the whole band playing in your front room…
Art Brut are currently seeking donations in various increments and offering everything from a private live show to a digital download as repayment. Everyone who donates will receive a free live EP and a portion of the proceeds will go toward “housing and homeless charity Shelter, who do incredible work helping to alleviate the massive distress that being homeless, or having a difficult housing situation, can cause”.
An exclusive new song “Unprofessional Wrestling” (it won’t be on the new album) is also available for free download NOW for the price of an email address. The list of songs that will be on the new album is below, along with the Brilliant! Tragic! cover art (the LP is out May 24 via Cooking Vinyl/The End Records).
Art Brut is plotting a return to North America in June. The band will play NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 23rd Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale Wed at noon, and regular sale on Friday. All dates are listed below.
Art Brut were here earlier this year to play the Downtown Records celebration at Webster Hall with The Suzan, A-Trak (whose next NYC show is at Terminal 5), White Denim, & Lissy Trullie. Pictures from that show, album info and tour dates, below…
“Brilliant Tragic!” Track listing
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.
Art Brut are
Eddie Argos – Vocals
Jasper Future – Guitar
Ian Catskilkin – Lead Guitar
Freddy Feedback – Bass Guitar
Mikey B – Drums
ART BRUT – 2011 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
09/04 Buffalo Bar, London (Album Launch Party – Pledge Only!)
14/05 Great Escape, Brighton
22/05 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
23/05 Trix, Antwerp
24/05 Nouveau Casino, Paris
25/05 Blue Shell, Köln
27/05 Levee, Berlin
28/05 Molotow, Hamburg
30/05 Lexington, London
31/05 Lexington, London
ART BRUT – 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
6/15 – Chicago at Double Door
6/16 – Cleveland at Beachland Ballroom
6/17 – Toronto at Mod Club
6/18 – Montreal at Il Motore
6/20 – Boston at Brighton Music Hall
6/22 – DC at Black Cat
6/23 – Brooklyn at Music Hall Williamsburg