Art Brut's charismatic frontman is taking on a new project with Dyan Valdes, of The Blood Arm, which they're calling Everybody Was in the French Resistance ... Now! Here's their first video:

It's cute, and nice to see that Argos is still into that relationship.

Actually, the French Resistance ... Now! stuff is not supposed to be autobiographical, like his Art Brut stuff was (though some chatter on the internet says that he is dating Valdes). The concept of FR...N!'s album is that their tracks are all responses to other popular songs; their debut album, out Feb. 16, is called "Fixin' the Charts: Volume One." This track "G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N." is a response to Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend."

In an interview with mxdwn.com, Argos had this to say:

“When choosing songs to redo, some stuck out immediately,” Argos says. “One song we really didn’t like was Avril Lavigne’s ‘Girlfriend.’ She’s a bitch, isn’t she? I always thought about what it would be like to be the boyfriend in that song.”

Ya burnt, Lavigne!