After a decade of spinning tales involving bitterness, piss-drunk fornicating and/or waking up in a pile of filth, Scotland's Arab Strap
has cordially decided to call it quits. We always envisioned a nasty blowout breaking up this duo an all-out cockfight fueled by alcohol and postcoital fumes. Instead, fans will have to settle for a farewell tour (which won't include U.S. dates) and Ten Years of Tears
, a collection of odds and ends due late next month. Despite missing the last opportunity to see them play, we yanks can help ourselves to an assortment of rarities and live exclusives that won't be included on the album as well as videos and streaming concert footage from the group's official site. It's guaranteed tear-a-minute listening.