Alicja Trout/James Arthur-Split 7". A new split 7-inch ripper between Texan JAMES ARTHUR (FIREWORKS, NECESSARY EVILS, CC RIDERS, NEW MEMPHIS LEGS, GOLDEN BOYS) and Memphis mainstay ALICJA TROUT (CLEARS, LOST SOUNDS, CC RIDERS, NERVOUS PATTERNS, RIVER CITY TANLINES, BLACK SUNDAY). Arthur delivers his Krautrock influenced “Go West Old Bastard” with aid from ORVILLE NEELEY (BAD SPORTS, OBN IIIs) and BRYAN SCHMITZ (Golden Boys). Trout offers her “Close Ur Eyes,” a truly solo piece that should appeal to fans of her Black Sunday and Nervous Patterns material. I'm not usually one to recommend two-song splits, but this one has some merit, as it's one of the best Alicja tunes I've heard in a long time and the teaser for the James Arthur Manhunt LP that’s sure to destroy.