Art Brut Starts US Tour Next Week

Art Brut VS. Satan Out Now To Rave Reviews On Downtown Records  


NPR : “Art Brut vs. Satan, Argos goes back to what he knows. When a song titled “The Replacements” appears, it’s already the third of four consecutive tracks about rock ‘n’ roll itself. There are only two cuts about love, and soon enough, one of those (“What a Rush”) moves on to the subject of music, too”

“Argos doesn’t claim to live clean. Art Brut vs. Satan begins with one called “Alcoholics Unanimous” and ends with one called “Mysterious Bruises,” keyed to the wonderful line, “I fought the floor and the floor won.” But there are also several songs about being young and poor – or, in the case of the one called “DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake,” being 28 and still eating nothing but cereal.”

Pitchfork : “If they can’t topple vague, pasty, barely breathing background rock from the charts, at least they can sing gloriously doomed songs about it.”

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“Argos proclaims: “I fought the floor and the floor won.” Satan always wins. The beautiful people and their sycophants will always outnumber lovable losers. But this is a record I like.”

Alternative Press :    (**** 4 Stars ) “British indie outfit regain their charm/snark  balance.  Art Brut Vs. Satan is compelling for three crucial reasons.  First, Black  Francis-a guy who knows  something about charging guitar  rock-produced the  sessions. Second: The guitar subterfuge of Jasper  Future and Ian Catskilkin  (the only good components to 2008’s rather  dismal It’s A Bit Complicated),  drive home these songs with a renewed  enthusiasm. Lastly, frontman Eddie  Argos’ sing-speak ruminations are  inspired once again, whether he’s  reminiscing about his youth (“D.C.  Comics And Chocolate Milkshake”) or riffing  on his allergy medications  as on the loose jam “Mysterious Bruises.” His  delivery is open-ended  enough to confuse his intention (sincere? snarky?),  which was the very  reason their debut, Bang! Bang! Rock ‘N’ Roll, was so  engaging. With  luck, “one Zyrtec, two Advil and a drink” will replace “that’s  what  she said” as 2009’s catchphrase of choice. ” Jason Pettigrew   

Spin : “In a world where nothing is a metaphor, singer Argos still just digs “DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakes,” “The Replacements,” and records that are “Slap Dash for No Cash.” And as long as he does, the band behind him will give him three chords and a wink.”

Rolling Stone : “On Art Brut’s third album, Argos is in his usual form, waxing wittily about suspended adolescence, hangovers and, in “Slap Dash for No Cash,” hack musicians: “Why is everyone trying to sound like U2?/It’s not a very cool thing to do.””

Billboard : “The English rock act Art Brut has established itself as the class clown of the indie scene, creating lightweight punk songs with a sarcastic edge.” “The seven-minute closer, “Mysterious Bruises,” is Art Brut’s most ambitious song to date, but a funky guitar hook and thoughtful lyrics make it a highlight.”

Onion AV Club : …Hangovers, blackouts, and regrettable hookups populate a good chunk of Argos’ hilarious, blurted narratives”,26901/

US June Tour

June    1     New York, Mercury Lounge
June    2     New York, Mercury Lounge
June    3    New York, Mercury Lounge
June    4   New  York, Mercury Lounge
June    5    New York, Mercury  Lounge
June    6    Philadelphia. Johnny  Brendas
June   8    Chicago, Schubas Tavern
June   9    Chicago, Schubas Tavern
June 10   Chicago,   Schubas Tavern
June 11  Chicago, Schubas Tavern
June 12    Chicago, Schubas Tavern
June 13  Seattle, Neumos
June     15   San Francisco, Independent
June    16       LA, Spaceland
June   17     LA, Spaceland
June 18   LA,  Spaceland
June     19   LA, The  Echo
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