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We Are Scientists x Art Brut Announce WASABI For RSD19

1st March 2019

Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce a brand new collaborative release from Art Brut and We Are Scientists, who launch WASABI (We Are Scientists Art Brut International) with a special 12” split vinylWASABI, for Record Store Day 2019, released 13th April 2019.

The 12” will be released on a limited edition run of 600 vinyl, exclusively on Record Store Day 2019. To celebrate the news, the bands are streaming lead track ‘Handle Me With Care’, a very special Traveling Wilburys cover featuring both artists, in full today.

Back in 2006 Art Brut and We Are Scientists recorded a split 7″ together to celebrate a joint US tour, and now—on the…errr…all-important…13th anniversary—the two indie juggernauts are back to do something even more awesome.

This tremendous 12″ is a living example of just how much fun you can have with a record. Fronted with brand new previously unheard singles from both bands, the release also contains wonderfully rendered versions of the two bands reworking each other’s material, a seriously sick Traveling Wilburys cover, and a few long-lost rarities that have never before seen the warming grooves of a delicious vinyl record. Plus, dare we say it, an irreverent RSD-themed anthem penned especially for the occasion.

Commenting on the release, Eddie Argos of Art Brut said: “Our record label tried to make this Art Brut vs We Are Scientists, but it doesn’t work like that. WASABI are a motherf*cking gang! It’s a legendary team up! Crushing all other bands with our Traveling Wilburys covers and awesome songs. We’re on the same side. Wasabi vs ALL OTHER BANDS!”

We Are Scientists added: “Releasing a package like this into the fray of the general music market would be like showing up in a tuxedo for your job as a fish-gutter down at the docks. Only the refined eye and careful ear of the Record Store Day customer is equal to the pleasures contained on this platter, which vary from punk, to dance, to classic rock — an incredible journey, one best offered to those who’ll appreciate it.” 

With sleeve art designed by Art Brut man Eddie Argos himself, and some extra surprises on the download card, this is Art Brut and We Are Scientists at their very best. A must buy (if we do say so ourselves).

You can catch Art Brut live on their remaining UK headline tour dates this weekend, or at the Top of The Alcopops event in London on 17th May 2019. The band also recently announced a string of EU headline tour dates for April 2019.

WASABI is released on Record Store Day 2019

WASABI tracklist:

SIDE A:
1.) Slow Death (WAS previously unreleased song)
2.) I Hope You’re Very Happy Together (WAS cover of an Art Brut song)
3.) She Kissed Me and It Felt Like a Hit (WAS cover of an Art Brut song)
4.) Handle With Care (The Travelling Wilburys Cover by WAS and Art Brut)

SIDE B:
1.) Properties of Perception (Art Brut cover of a WAS song)
2.) Nearest Exit is Behind You (Art Brut previously unreleased song)
3.) Started Smoking Again (Art Brut previously unreleased song)
4.) Lets Get Drunk About it (Art Brut previously unreleased song)
5.) Record Store Day (Art Brut previously unreleased song)

See ART BRUT Live:

02.03.19 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
03.03.19 – Guildford, UK – Boileroom
13.04.19 – Berlin, Germany – Urban Spree
14.04.19 – Cologne, Germany – Artheater Cologne
15.04.19 – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39
16.04.19 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Wien
17.04.19 – Dornbirn, Austria – Spielboden Dornbirn
18.04.19 – Milan, Italy – Winter Magnolia Club
19.04.19 – Vicenza, Italy – Vinile
21.04.19 – Wil, Switzerland – Gare de Lion
25.04.19 – Orleans, France – L’Astrolabe
26.04.19 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
27.04.19 – Lille, France – La Ferme d’en Haut
17.05.19 – London, UK – The Dome (Top of The Alcopops)