Arthur Buck (Joseph Arthur + R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck) Announce Debut Album, Share “I Am the Moment”

Arthur Buck Due Out June 15 via New West

Apr 11, 2018
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Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck recently teamed up as Arthur Buck. Now they have announced their self-titled debut album and shared its first single, "I Am the Moment." Arthur Buck is due out June 15 via New West. Below is "I Am the Moment," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

Arthur produced the album, which was mixed by Tchad Blake (U2, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys). Also songs were written by Arthur and Buck. The band's debut began in Mexico at the end of 2017 when the pair wrote eight songs in three days and then on the fourth day performed them for some locals. Then the basic tracks were recorded at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, OR and then Arthur produced the album at his studio in Brooklyn, NY. 

Arthur had this to say about the album in a press release: "My first thought was, 'Hey, I'll get Peter to play acoustic guitar on some of the stuff I'm working on!' So I started showing him songs. But he was like, 'That's cool. Now check this out.' And he started playing chords and whatnot. So I put my guitar down and began singing over his changes, and it was magical. It was easy. And these great songs just started popping out." 

Buck had this to say: "It was all new songs, and it was spontaneous. And the great thing about working that way was that it didn't have to be anything in particular. It was liberated from any expectation. It was free." 

Arthur Buck Tracklist:

1. I Am The Moment
2. Are You Electrified?
3. The Wanderer
4. Forever Waiting
5. If You Wake Up In Time
6. Summertime
7. American Century
8. Forever Falling
9. Before Your Love Is Gone
10. Wide Awake In November
11. Can't Make It Without You

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