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Mar 05, 2021

Scottish duo Arab Strap (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) have released a new album, As Days Get Dark, today via Rock Action. It’s their first album in almost 16 years and now that’s it’s out you can stream it here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album and on Wednesday we posted our new My Firsts interview with Middleton. More

Arab Strap Share Disturbing Video for New Song “Here Comes Comus!”

As Days Get Dark Due Out March 5 on Rock Action

Feb 17, 2021

Scottish duo Arab Strap (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) have shared a dark and violent video for their newest song “Here Comes Comus!” It is the latest offering from their upcoming album As Days Get Dark, which will be out on March 5 via Rock Action. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Thom Yorke, Arlo Parks, Lost Horizons, Goat Girl, and More

Plus U.S. Girls, Arab Strap, Bernice, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 04, 2020

Welcome to the 44th Songs of the Week of 2020. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so this week’s list covers the last two weeks and thus it’s a Top 12 rather than a Top 10.

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Arab Strap Announce First Album in 16 Years, Share New Song “Compersion Pt. 1”

As Days Get Dark Due Out March 5, 2021 via Rock Action

Nov 24, 2020

Scottish duo Arab Strap (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) have announced their first album in 16 years, As Days Get Dark, making the announcement in tandem with the release of a new single, “Compersion Pt. 1,” which will be featured on the album. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Deep Sea Diver, Arab Strap, Temples, Thurston Moore, and More

Plus John Jeffrey, Kevin Morby, BUMPER, Adrianne Lenker, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 04, 2020

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s list is a bit more scaled back than usual, but there was still much to like. More

Arab Strap Share First New Song in 15 Years – “The Turning of Our Bones”

To Be Released on a 7-Inch on October 23 via Rock Action

Sep 01, 2020

Scottish duo Arab Strap (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) have returned with their first new song in 15 years, “The Turning of Our Bones.” The band broke-up amicably in 2006 after the release of their 2005 album The Last Romance, but reformed in 2016 for some reunion gigs. More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar‘s 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna Newsom, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview. Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here. More

Arab Strap Covers Slow Club

Meeting of Pop Minds

Aug 03, 2011

Call it a match made in indie pop heaven. When Slow Club asked Arab Strap member Aidan Moffat if he’d be interested in remixing “Two Cousins,” a track off their forthcoming album Paradise (out September 12), they didn’t expect a cover. More



Interviews

Mar 03, 2021

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Malcolm Middleton of Scottish duo Arab Strap. More

Arab Strap

2005 Year-End Artist Survey

Jan 01, 2006

Malcolm Middleton’s Top Ten Albums of 2005 More


Reviews

Mar 04, 2021

There was a poetic arc to Arab Strap’s initial run from “The First Big Weekend” to The Last Romance—“Ten Years of Tears,” as the Scottish duo clocked it. More