Aidan has yet another new project on the go - an often discussed but rarely realised collaborative partnership with Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai! Their plan is to release a sporadic series of vinyl-only 7” singles over the course of the next year or two, hopefully culminating in a full album sometime in the future. There will be no digital format of these songs available anywhere, absolutely 100% old-fashioned record ONLY. The first single, Towns On The Moon b/w I‘ve Been Bad For Years And Years, will be available from Chemikal Underground at the end of July!
Chemikal Underground will be releasing not one but two digital-only albums by Arab Strap in the coming months. The first one, Music From Rogue Farm, is the soundtrack from the animated short film Rogue Farm that Arab Strap recorded in 2004, prior to their final studio album, The Last Romance. All 11 tracks are instrumental and previously unreleased! The downloads are available in album format only (no single track downloads) and also come with printable CD jewel case artwork should you wish to make your own hard copy! Available exclusively from Chemikal Underground over at their online shop for a mere £4.99:
The second, as yet untitled album will be a compilation of b-sides and rarities - more details when we have them.
The Little Beer Song, also know as the Aidan John Moffat singing bottle opener, and the pre-Arab Strap 1995 lo-fi eponymous masterpiece by the Angry Buddhists are now available from The Aidan Moffat Shop! Go here:
We’ll have new t-shirts and ladies knickers after April 16th (when Aidan plays London)!
Below you can see how the final artwork of Aidan’s new album, I Can Hear Your Heart, will look. As well as 24 tracks and a short story, the album also includes enhanced content which boasts a digital lyric book, a glossary, a second bonus short story and an exclusive 5-track EP, The Boy That You Love, which consists of exclusive alternative versions of album tracks. The enhanced content also includes printable artwork so you can put together your own packaging - see below. (Jewel case not included. Obviously.)
The album is released on Monday the 11th of February. Please note that there is NO LIMITED EDITION - the album is only available in one format, so if anyone tries to charge you extra cash for the “limited edition,” they’re lying.
If you haven’t already, you can preview the album here:
And you can pre-order it from the new Chemikal Underground Shop here:
Yes, more good reviews for I Can Hear Your Heart from the weekend papers:
“stupendous album… one of Britain’s greatest lyricists” ***** (Pop CD Of The Week)
- The Sunday Times (see left)
“a startling and beautiful art package” ****
- The Observer Music Monthly
“captures the highs and lows of carnal pleasures with Wildean wit and sass… the spokesman for a generation of romantic degenerates”
- Independent On Sunday
I Can Hear Your Heart by Aidan John Moffat will be available February 11th from all good record stores, both physical and virtual.
You can scroll down for more album details and also preview the album here: