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After being half of the Scottish band Arab Strap for more than a decade, Aidan Moffat now seems to be enjoying the freedom to experiment a little. Moffat recently started a column with Vice magazine. He's also collaborated with a number of artists since the 2006 breakup of Arab Strap, including Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite. Moffat's new album, How To Get To Heaven From Scotland is a collaboration with The Best-Ofs, which he says is more of a rotating cast of players than a traditional band.
Compared to much of Aidan Moffat's past projects, How To Get To Heaven From Scotland is light-hearted and chummy. A couple of the songs sound like they were performed in a pub, giving this Scotish indie-folk album an endearing quality.
With many of the songs on How To Get To Heaven From Scotland centered around women, love, and lust, the February 14th release date for the LP box set with bonus Valentines goodies seems appropriate.
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