Viva La Arthouse is a terrific chronicle of the Leatherface live experience. Recorded in Melbourne during their 2010 tour in support of The Stormy Petrel, this 19-track beaut shows the band performing songs that span their entire lengthy career, playing old favorites such as “I Want The Moon”, “Peasant In Paradise”, the fast-as-hell “Watching You Sleep” and “Dead Industrial Air”, alongside soon-to-be classics off the most recent album like “God Is Dead” and my two personal faves of the Stormy Petrel tracks included here, the rapid and intense one-two punch “Nutcase” and “My Worlds End”. Another great moment is the wild and raucous “Hops And Barley”, which would seem to be the perfect end of the show. However, this is not to be as they break out one more tune, a rather ramshackle cover of NIN’s “Hurt” (very Johnny Cash sounding). Anyway, not only is this a great live album from Leatherface, but on a personal note, with every listen it reminds me of the fun that was had seeing them play Brooklyn last year.