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Art Brut – Brilliant! Tragic!

May 25th, 2011

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Artful and Clever

The latest release from Britain’s Art Brut is, as its name suggests, both brilliant and tragic, or perhaps brilliantly tragic. Or tragically brilliant. It’s difficult to definitely pin either adjective to the band’s fourth studio album, produced by Pixies frontman Frank Black. Released with its own comic book and replete with snarky dark lyricism and a lot of banging rock ‘n’ roll, it’s a raw, rough art (art brut means just that in French) but it has its moments. Read more…

By Charlee Redman Posted in Reviews

Art Brut to Release New LP

March 14th, 2011

Art Brut will release their fourth studio album May 24th. Brilliant! Tragic! is the name, and straight forward in your face rock is the game. Read more…

By Matt Liberg Posted in News ,

Everybody Was in the French Resistance… Now!: Live at the Echo April 23, 2010

April 30th, 2010

The Echo has frequently been the home of rock legends over the ages, and its chic atmosphere in contrast with its ramshackle appearance reflects that. Primary colored spots of light flash on the dance floor as dual disco balls illuminate a small room where people shuffle about impatiently awaiting live music. While some patrons lounge about in the booths circling the venue, others mingle with Eddie Argos  and Dyan Valdes at the merch booth. Read more…

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Everybody was in the French Resistance… Now! – Fixin the Charts Vol. I

February 18th, 2010

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Viva la Resistance

Concocted during a road trip, the spoof band Everybody was in the French Resistance… Now! consists of Eddie Argos from Art Brut and Dyan Valdes from The Blood Arm. Together, they hatched an original idea to refurbish old pop songs that they felt weren’t as sensible as they could have been. Enter Fixin’ the Charts, the duo’s debut album that sets all of your favorite chart topping tunes straight. Read more…

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Interview with Eddie Argos and Dyan Valdes of Everybody was in the French Resistance… Now!

January 15th, 2010

In the spirit of righting wrongs in the world of popular music, Art Brut’s Eddie Argus and The Blood Arm’s Dyan Valdes join forces to form their humorous side project called Everybody Was in the French Resistance… Now! Redoing songs like Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” from the perspective of the bastard child who develops contempt for his father and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” that describes the fry-cook janitor who is just biding his time until he releases a record makes for a clever collection of original hits. Read more…

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