Thursday, May 12, 2005
Art Brut might change your life - completely meta, completely British (accordingly), a little snarky, a little like if Franz Ferdinand would just rock the fuck out or if Bloc Party had never heard Gang of Four and PiL. They'll make you listen to lyrics again, they'll make you bop your head, they'll make you wonder if the Kinks would sound like this if they started out right now. If lines like "popular culture no long applies to me" turn your crank, then you need this band. Their debut's titled Bang Bang Rock and Roll, it's currently only available as an import, and it's a bargain at twice the price, whatever that price may be.