Frank Black to produce new Art Brut album

Art Black
Art Black

Frank Black aka Black Francis aka Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV aka that fellow of Pixies and Frank Black And The Catholics fame is all set to produce Art Brut's as-yet-untitled third album. 'Brut frontman Eddie Argos let slip that recording sessions could start as early as this week…

"I'm rubbish with secrets," Argos blogged. "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," he continued.

"We've written about Twenty Songs. We've been playing quite a few of them live; Alcoholics Unanimous, Summer Job, Art Brut Versus Satan, Rebellious Henchman, Moved To LA and DC Comics And Chocolate Milkshake. I cant wait to start recording."

"We leave for Oregon on Thursday. Hooray."

Glam Chops

A trip to Oregon to meet Mr Black? Very possibly. In the meantime you can download a free Christmas single from one of Eddie Argos' many side-projects Glam Chops.

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