Art Brut Find A Home In The US

UK darlings Art Brut have just inked a deal with Downtown Records (Eagles Of Death Metal, Gnarls Barkley), giving them a long-awaited US home base from which to launch their takeover the States. Bang Bang Rock & Roll, the band's forthcoming debut album, was initially released in the UK last year via Fierce Panda/Banana Recordings to a flurry of critical acclaim that stretched all the way "across the pond," as it ended up on many US Best Of '05 lists (as an import).

The US version will be released on May 23 and will feature three US-only bonus tracks - "These Animal Me@nswear," "Really Bad Weekend," and "Maternity Ward."

Here's the full track listing:

01. "Formed A Band"

02. "My Little Brother"
03. "Emily Kane"
04. "Rusted Guns Of Milan"
05. "Modern Art"
06. "Good Weekend"
07. "Bang Bang Rock & Roll"
08. "Fight!"
09. "Moving To LA"
10. "Bad Weekend"
11. "Stand Down"
12. "18,000 Lira"
13. "These Animal Me@nswear"
14. "Really Bad Weekend"

15. "Maternity Ward"

Art Brut is currently on the road, so if you're dying to witness the band's spastic energy and Eddie Argos' talk/singing in a live setting, then you just might be in luck. The remaining tour dates are below:

03.28.06 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN (7th St Entry (early), w/ Gil Mantera)
03.30.06 - CHICAGO, IL (Metro, w/ Gil Mantera)
03.31.06 - CLEVELAND, OH (Beachland Ballroom, w/ Gil Mantera)

04.01.06 - TORONTO, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)

04.02.06 - MONTREAL, QC (La Sala Rossa)

04.03.06 - CAMBRIDGE, MA (Middle East Downstairs)
04.04.06 - NEW YORK, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

04.05.06 - NEW YORK, NY (Bowery Ballroom, w/ Gil Mantera)

04.07.06 - PHILADELPHIA, PA (First Unitarian Church, w/ Gil Mantera)

04.08.06 - HAVERFORD, PA (Haverford College, w/ Gil Mantera)

04.09.06 - WASHINGTON DC (Black Cat)

04.10.06 - BALTIMORE, MD (Ottobar)
04.11.06 - BROOKLYN, NY (Southpaw)
04.29.06 - INDIO, CA (Coachella)

Art Brut Find A Home In The US