Not sure if this is old news, but slurry Scots Arab Strap have split, according to Undercover:
Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton have reportedly made a mutual decision to disband, in order to pursue their respective solo careers. There will be one final release, ‘Ten Years Of Tears’, a collection of b-sides and unreleased tracks, to be released October 23.
iff always thought they should enjoy Arab Strap more than they actually did; the usually-mumbled vocals over the spare arrangements lacked enough melodic backbone to keep us engaged most of the time. But when their typical verse was paired with a chorus like that on "Girls of Summer", things looked up. We'll miss you (kind of), Arab Strap!
Here, they cover one of our favorite holiday tunes.
MP3: Arab Strap - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)