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Arab Strap
As Days Get Dark
Rock Action Records
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Release Date
March 5, 2021


Is there a certain amount of delight to be taken in hopelessness and darkness? It’s a complicated question Arab Strap seem to ask with As Days Get Dark, a ‘comeback’ record that sounds ironically more upbeat than 2005’s The Last Romance — sonically, at least. There’s an inescapable dancefloor groove to the alternative rock weight of ‘Compersion Pt. 1’, even as vocalist Aidan Moffat delivers a downcast psychosexual tale. The bacchanalian joy of ‘Here Comes Comus!’ — played out over a deliciously 1980s goth disco rhythm — treads the fine line between desire and depravity much in the way of Arab Strap’s greatest work.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Turning of Our Bones 5:03 Buy

    The Turning of Our Bones

  2. 2 Another Clockwork Day 3:30 Buy

    Another Clockwork Day

  3. 3 Compersion, Pt. 1 3:37 Buy

    Compersion, Pt. 1

  4. 4 Bluebird 2:52 Buy
  5. 5 Kebabylon 5:15 Buy
  6. 6 Tears On Tour 4:29 Buy
  7. 7 Here Comes Comus! 4:14 Buy

    Here Comes Comus!

  8. 8 Fable of the Urban Fox 4:55 Buy

    Fable of the Urban Fox

  9. 9 I Was Once a Weak Man 3:27 Buy

    I Was Once a Weak Man

  10. 10 Sleeper 6:24 Buy
  11. 11 Just Enough 3:33 Buy

Track List

1 The Turning of Our Bones
2 Another Clockwork Day
3 Compersion Pt. 1
4 Bluebird
5 Kebabylon
6 Tears On Tour
7 Here Comes Comus!
8 Fable of the Urban Fox
9 I Was Once a Weak Man
10 Sleeper
11 Just Enough

Arab Strap

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