Art Brut Set Up US 2009 Fall Tour

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.”

10/16 – The Middle East (Downstairs) – Cambridge, MA
10/17 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
10/18 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
10/19 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/20 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10/21 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
10/22 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
10/23 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
10/25 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
10/28 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
10/29 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/30 РCaf̩ Du Nord РSan Francisco, CA
11/2 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/3 – The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
11/5 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
11/6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/7 – Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
11/9 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
11/10 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

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