Arab Strap have released a new single, ‘Aphelion’, which is available digitally today. A limited edition 7″ will arrive on March 4 via Rock Action Records, featuring the previously unreleased track ‘Flutter’. Listen to ‘Aphelion’ below.
“These two songs were written, recorded and mixed during the sessions for As Days Get Dark but as much as we loved them, we couldn’t find a place for them on the final album,” Aidan Moffat explained in a press release. “Maybe it’s because they seem to have their own distinct identities, but sometimes a song just sounds better on its own, when it’s not part of a crowd and vying for attention. So, to celebrate the anniversary of the album’s release, we present As Days Get Dark‘s two runaway loners; a couple of black sheep who might not click with the rest of the family but, even though they aren’t very happy, are still worth a cuddle.”
Last year, Arab Strap returned with their first album since 2006, As Days Get Dark.