Art Brut Vs. Satan. It's not just an odd philosophical quandary -- it's Art Brut's upcoming third album, which as of this week has both a release date and cover art.
The cover art (unveiled yesterday on Eddie Argos's blog) comes from comic book artist Jeff Lemire, best known for the Essex County graphic novel trilogy. Art Brut Vs. Satan -- produced by the legendary Frank Black -- is set for an April 20 European release date on Cooking Vinyl, and a May 12 U.S. release date on Downtown Records.
Argos told Pitchfork that the recording process was "punk-as-fuck."
We spent a day getting the sound of the instruments perfect, then with all of us in the same room at the same time, with the amazing Black Francis conducting us, we pressed record, jumped around and played our songs.
The album's first single "Alcoholics Unanimous" will be out April 6 in the UK. Check out the artwork and full track listing of Art Brut Vs. Satan below and if you're lucky enough to be on that side of the ocean, upcoming European tour dates, too.
Art Brut Vs. Satan track listing
01. Alcoholics Unanimous
02. DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake
03. The Passenger
04. Am I Normal?
05. What a Rush.
06. Demons Out!
07. Slap Dash for No Cash
08. The Replacements
09. Twist and Shout
10. Summer Job
11. Mysterious Bruises
Art Brut European tour dates
03.19.09 - Sheffield, Ennglad (Fuzz Club - Sheffield University Union)
04.26.09 - Poole, England (Mr. Kyp's)
04.27.09 - Manchester, England (Academy 3)
04.28.09 - Birmingham, England (Academy 2)
04.29.09 - Newcastle, England (Other Rooms)
04.30.09 - York, England (Duchess)
05.01.09 - Leeds, England (Cockpit)
05.02.09 - Glasgow, Scotland (Stereo)
05.04.09 - Nottingham, England (Rescue Rooms)
05.05.09 - Bristol, England (Thekla)
05.06.09 - Brighton, England (Concorde 2)
05.07.09 - London, England (Electric Ballroom)
05.08.09 - Brussels, Belgium (Rotonde / Botanique)
05.10.09 - Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg)
05.12.09 - Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega)
05.13.09 - Hamburg, Germany (Knust)
05.14.09 - Cologne, Germany (Luxor)
05.15.09 - Berlin, Germany (Lido)
05.17.09 - Stuttgart, Germany (Schoken)
05.18.09 - Munich, Germany (Backstage)
05.20.09 - Vienna, Austria (Flex)
05.21.09 - Milan, Italy (Magnolia)
05.22.09 - Zurich, Switzerland (Rote Fabrik)
05.23.09 - Berne, Switzerland (Dampfzentrale)
05.25.09 - Paris, France (Nouveau Casino)