Arab Strap Return with First New Music in 15 Years, ‘The Turning of Our Bones’

    Influential Scottish duo Arab Strap are back with a new song titled ‘The Turning of Our Bones’. Marking their first new music in 15 years following 2005’s The Last Romance, it’s taken from an upcoming 7″ set for release in October along with a B-side called ‘The Jumper’. Take a listen below.

    “‘The Turning of Our Bones’ is an incantation, a voodoo spell to raise the dead,” Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat said in a press release. “Inspired by the Famadihana ritual of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, in which they dance with the corpses of loved ones; it’s all about resurrection and shagging.”

    Arab Strap split a year after the release of their most recent LP, saying there was “no animosity, no drama,” adding, “We simply feel we’ve run our course.” Since then, both members have released several solo albums. They got back together in 2016 for a series of reunion shows.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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