Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!

Art Brut

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Indie, Alternative
Label
Alcopop
Released
November 23, 2018

Format: Compact Disc

£10.49

 

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Here to remind us of our insatiable, adolescent appetite for music, Art Brut are back together. What started as a break-up album and turned into an 'in-love record', Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! is a collection of post-punk, poppy bangers that recall the distinctive sound that burst out of the Berlin-based band back in 2005. It's been seven years since the group's last LP and sees Argos' self-referential, sincere narrative shape into poignant reflections of encompassing a youthful heart in a world that perpetually forces us to grow up.

Argos was careful to "live a life" before attempting a new album. "I moved to Berlin, I nearly died with Peritonitis. I was in hospital for a bit. I had a son, I had a relationship that broke up. I wrote a comic, a memoir, a musical and had a one man show," he says. "I don't want to be that band who writes the sort of songs like "I don't like touring, touring is really boring". I think we needed a rest so some stuff could happen to me, to fill me up."

Produced by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray, Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! is Art Brut at their pop band best. Argos recorded his vocals in one or two takes, channeling the sporadic nature of his live performances while hand claps and ad-libbed jokes and howls produce a raw and authentic work. Morphing almost any mundane experience into a hilariously candid anecdote ? whether it's watching hipsters eat falafel on 'Good Morning Berlin', planning a better diet after a health scare on 'Hospital!' or dodging a train ticket inspector on 'Schwarzfahrer'? Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! is testament to the frontman's unconventional approach to finding inspiration in just about anything.

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Key Value
Catalogue number ALCOPOP175
Barcode 5056032316249
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 75g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 142mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Hooray! 02:14
2. I Hope You're Very Happy Together 03:12
3. Good Morning Berlin 03:23
4. She Kissed Me (And It Felt Like A Hit) 03:23
5. Schwarzfahrer 02:36
6. Hospital! 03:21
7. Too Clever 02:44
8. Kultfigur 02:14
9. Veronica Falls 02:30
10. Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! 02:48
11. Awkward Breakfast 03:10
12. Your Enemies Are My Enemies Too 02:58