Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Art Brut release debut single and B-side from upcoming album

Art Brut is set to release their new album, Art Brut vs. Satan, on May 12, but you can get a preview of the upcoming record over at Pitchfork, where they're streaming the first single, "Alcoholics Unanimous," a rousing punk-rock tune with a fantastic group-shout chorus and some blistering guitar lines. Also, you can download an exclusive B-side, "Just Desserts," over at RCRD LBL.

The new album was produced by Frank Black and recorded over twelve days last December and will be the group's first effort since severing their relationship with EMI. About the songwriting process, frontman Eddie Argos said, “I had an album’s worth of songs written, but once we got there we wrote four or five new ones. It all just flooded out.” If this first single is any indication, May 12 is a day we should all be looking forward to.