Wednesday, April 19, 2006

johnnies come in packs of three

Arab Strap write gritty, jarring songs about emotionless (or emotion-saturated, whatever the case may be) sex and the violent and helpless quality of infatuation. Aidan Moffat has one of the best Scottish drawls ever put to record, effortlessly pasting full songs out of what are, essentially, diary entries formed around poetic devices. Anyway, I've really been enjoying them lately, and particularly reccomend what is arguably their masterpiece, 1998's Philophobia, or anything in between (including last year's excellent The Last Romance). Here's a song:

Download "New Birds" from Philophobia


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