Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Art Goblins. Album Release.

There is a new Art Brut album out soon you can pre-order it HERE

It leaked a little while ago and I kind of wish it hadn't. Surely part of the fun of getting a new album is in the anticipation in waiting for the release. Maybe that's just me though living in the past.

Anyhow it got me thinking about how albums aren't really physical releases anymore just songs floating in the ether. And although the Art Brut album is definitely getting a physical release both Vinyl and CD which again you can pre-order HERE. I thought it might be nice to turn the concept on its head and have a definite physical album you probably shouldn't really listen too.

So I have made an Art Goblin's compilation album.

It has seventeen borderline listenable Art Goblins songs on it.

The track listing is.

1) Anti-Gravity.
2) Disco
3) Fuck The MSP (Acoustic Party Mix)
4) The Young Own The Town
5) Disco (Original)
6) TheseAnimalMenswear
7) Nicky's Song
8) While Me Keyboard Guitar Gently Weeps
9) This Is French New Wave
10) Popst*r
11) Moving To LA
12) Johnny Dean
13) Debbie Loves Joey
14) Direct Hit
15) Charity Shop
16) Skin Flick
17) Fuck The MSP (The Welsh Elephant)

14,15,16 are actually demos of Future And The Boy songs (an Art Goblins side project). Any of the songs with the same titles as Art Brut songs are inferior earlier Art Goblin versions. Some of the lyrics maybe the same though. Track 17 is by my favourite Verwood based indie band The Welsh Elephant. Art Goblins just cover it so please direct your hate filled letters written in purple pen to them not me.

The Album is called 'Fuck Rock Let's Chart! The Art Goblins 1997-2007' and is made of acrylic paint and a cassette tape. All the tapes play. Although that doesn't necessarily mean you should play them.

Each tape is numbered and comes with a typed and numbered certificate of ownership which includes the tracklisting, a little bit about the band, including a list of all the members and recording details and is authenticated with my signature.

Each tape is £25 including postage and packaging to anywhere in the world.

There is no free download or any of that. Just the tape and the songs on it.

I'll be putting them in my shop tomorrow, but for now email me at

eddie.argos.resource@gmail.com if you would like to buy one.

The Art Goblins recorded from a CD straight on to a tape and then covered in paint. Is exactly the way these songs were supposed to be heard. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Craig said...

You bugger!
I've finally 'got with the modern world' and replaced the tape player in my car with a cd player and ipod cable (I've had an ipod now for four and a bit months!).
I used to buy cds and convert them into tapes all the time, often being frustrated when the artist only had one album out, meaning that I'd have to back the cassette with another version of itself.
You choose now to release a cassette only item that I'd now need to convert using software that I'm not sure I still have before going into my loft to retrieve the cassette player that has a headphone socket (to transfer the music to the program). Then I'd be able to burn it as a cd (on the upstairs computer) that I could then import onto this laptop (as it is the one that I've VERY recently transferred all of my cds onto to make an iplayer thing.
I need these songs, of this I'm sure, but I'll have to work a few things out in advance.
I'll be back...