Armed with no more than about 20 songs, the British ramble-rockers in Art Brut are set to take on the Lord of the Underworld
for their third LP, Art Brut vs. Satan
. But they've got some strong-armed help: Pixies' Frank Black has now been confirmed as the producer. Blogged
frontman Eddie Argos of the collaboration:
Im glad that it was finally in the NME that we're recording with Frank Black. I don't know why we were keeping it a secret. I'm rubbish with secrets. I was thinking about trying to put anybody off that asked me out right if the Pixies legend Frank Black was producing our next album by telling them that they must have mis-heard and in fact the legendary Pixie Geldof was. Im glad I didnt have to stoop that low to hide our secret.
Since 2007's much-loved It's a Bit Complicated
, the band has left EMI due, at least partially, to annoyance that its label released single "Pump Up the Volume" without informing or involving members of the band
But Art Brut pushes into the future. Satan
, writes Argos, will include new tracks that Brut devotees may have seen live recently, including "Alcoholics Unanimous," "Summer Job," "Art Brut Versus Satan," "Rebellious Henchman," "Moved To LA" and "DC Comics And Chocolate Milkshake." Related links:Feature: Art Brut Perfects its Rock TalkSigns of Life 2007: Best MusicArt Brut on MySpaceGot news tips for Paste? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.