MP3 At 3PM: Aidan Moffat

Aidan Moffat was, and is, a miserable Scottish bastard best known for his membership in Arab Strap, the drunk, evil, foul-mouthed and generally more fun cousin of Glasgow mates Belle And Sebastian back in the Scottish-pop golden era. He also sang on a couple Mogwai songs. These days, he’s keeping busy writing (he contributed to short-story anthology The Year Of Open Doors), making movies (short doc Arab Strap Is Dead) and recording music (seven-inch Ten Short Songs For Modern Lovers is out in October). And just when you started to think Moffat was only capable of “short” stuff, he has completed a new full-length with Bill Wells, due out in the spring. In the mean time, enjoy the mp3 below. It’s a live, a cappella version of what Moffat calls “one of the most beautifully sad soul songs ever written.” It’s “I Don’t Care Anymore,” and it was originally recorded by Doris Duke.

“I Don’t Care Anymore” (download):