Arab Strap have announced their new album As Days Get Dark. Due out March 5 via Rock Action, it’s the first record from Scotland’s Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton since 2005’s The Last Romance. They’ve also shared a new track titled “Compersion Pt. 1.” Watch the censored video below and scroll down to see the album art and tracklist.
“It’s about hopelessness and darkness, but in a fun way,” Moffat said in a statement about the project. “We’ve had enough distance from our earlier work to reappraise and dissect the good and bad elements of what we did,” Middleton added. “Not many bands get to do this, so it’s great to split up.”
Moffot and Middleton shared “The Turning of Our Bones” (which appears on As Days Get Dark) in September. The group first reunited in 2016 for a handful of 20th anniversary festival appearances, but they didn’t release any new music at the time, beyond an update of their 1996 song “The First Big Weekend.”
Arab Strap plan to tour the United Kingdom and Ireland in September 2021. Check out their schedule below and get tickets at Ticketmaster.
As Days Get Dark:
01 The Turning of Our Bones
02 Another Clockwork Day
03 Compersion Pt. 1
06 Tears on Tour
07 Here Comes Comus !
08 Fable of the Urban Fox
09 I Was Once a Weak Man
11 Just Enough
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 – Boiler Shop
09-10 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland Ballroom