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Arab Strap

Back in the mid-’90s, Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton formed a band called Arab Strap. On paper, the group was a funny prospect: Acoustic guitars and programmed beats and Moffat’s Scottish sing-speak, all cataloguing the youthful listlessness of big weekends, long nights, and dead-end dalliances. But as often as Arab Strap could come across as sad or bleary-eyed, there was also wryness, charm, commiseration. Arab Strap were a cult favorite in their day, their sound often resembling the comedowns and reckonings of the stories they told even as their dance-oriented rhythms played like faint echoes of the prior night at the club.

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The return of Arab Strap. A few weeks before the album’s release date, Aidan Moffat shared his thoughts on the reunion, long-term relationships, the utility of nostalgia and the hope for at least enough normal to return so that Arab Strap can tour again.

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Arab Strap, the Scottish duo made up of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton, got back together after an amicable breakup in 2016 to play a string of reunion shows. Today, they return with their first new music in 15 years, since the release of their 2005 album The Last Romance. Their new song, “The Turning…

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