Art Brut's Eddie Argos has announced he's going to “begin his Bryan Ferry period” with a full album of Bob Dylan covers, not to mention “more solo stuff," via a new side project, Haus Band. The first taste of that album is their take on "She Belongs to Me," released to celebrate Bob's 80th birthday which is tomorrow, May 24.
“People seem to be surprised that I love Dylan so much,” says Argos. “I'm not sure why…? He's not just an amazing lyricist, he’s also an hilarious dude. A lo fi punk rock motherfucker that seems to do whatever he pleases, which are all qualities that I look for in new friends. I’m sure there are lots of Bob Dylan covers albums about to come out. We didn't even know it was going to be his 80th birthday when we started, so I hope ours reclaims him a bit from the AOR he sometimes gets mistaken for, and reminds people he's a lot more mischievous than that.”