Arab Strap announce new album when the times get darkish, share track: pay attention

Arab Strap have announced their new album As Days Get Dark. It’s the first record by Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton of Scotland since The Last Romance in 2005. They also have a new track called “Compersion Pt. 1. ”Watch the censored video below and scroll down to see the album art and track list.

“It’s about hopelessness and darkness, but in a fun way,” Moffat said in a statement about the project. “We got enough of our previous work to reevaluate and analyze the good and bad elements of our work,” added Middleton. “Not many bands can do that so it’s great to split up.”

Moffot and Middleton shared The Turning of Our Bones (released as As Days Get Dark) in September. The group first reunited in 2016 for a handful of festival appearances for the 20th anniversary, but didn’t release any new music at the time, other than an update to their 1996 song “The First Big Weekend”.

Arab Strap plans to tour the UK and Ireland in September 2021. Check out the schedule below and get tickets on Ticketmaster.

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Arab Strap: When the days get dark

When the days get dark::

01 The turning of our bones
02 Another clockwork day
03 Compersion Pt. 1
04 Bluebird
05 Kebabylon
06 tears on tour
07 Here comes Comus!
08 Fable of the city fox
09 I was once a weak man
10 sleepers
11 Just enough

Arabic belt:

09-04 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy 2
09-05 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
09-06 Birmingham, England – The Mill
09-07 Bristol, England – SWX
09-08 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09-09 Newcastle upon Tyne, England – Kettle Shop
09-10 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland Ballroom

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