With only Stuart Murdoch’s side project God Help The Girl releasing an album last year, it’s been a long wait for Belle & Sebastian fans for the follow up to 2004′s The Life Pursuit. Well good news! The Scottish band will return with Belle and Sebastian Write About Love, which will hit U.S. shores October 12. In junction with the release, the band is also working on their own TV show, a preview of which can be seen here. And if you couldn’t tell, that picture of the sad girl in a purple tint is the record cover above.
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It’s been five years since Robert Pollard put Guided by Voices to rest, but this October he’s assembling a “classic lineup” to reunite for Matador Records 21st birthday celebration. Who is included in this classic lineup remains to be seen, and given the constantly revolving cast of characters that was GbV, there could be endless possibilities. The awesome news doesn’t stop there though: Joining GbV “the Classic ’93-’96 Lineup” will be Pavement, Sonic Youth and Belle & Sebastian. That’s right, GbV, Pavement, Sonic Youth, and Belle & Sebastian will all be headliners. The “supporting” acts keep getting better and better too, with Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Superchunk, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Guitar Wolf, Chavez, Girls, Fucked Up, Harlem, Cold Cave, Shearwater, Kurt Vile, and Jeffrey Joe Jensen (phew!) all on the bill, with more acts being announced July 5. All of this madness will go down October 1-3 at the Palms in Las Vegas. More on the mind numbing awesomeness of Matador at 21 here.
As supergroups go, Tired Pony has a pretty solid pedigree. The band is fronted by Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody, but also features legend Peter Buck from R.E.M. and Richard Colburn of Belle and Sebastian, with a debut album, The Place We Ran From, featuring guest spots M. Ward, Editors’ Tom Smith, and Indie It Girl Zooey Deschanel. That Deschanel collaboration, “Point Me at Lost Islands,” is available at the band’s website for the cost of an email address. The Place We Ran From drops September 28. Tracklist below:
The Place We Ran From:
01 Northwestern Skies
02 Get on the Road
03 Point Me at Lost Islands
04 Dead American Writers
05 Held in the Arms of Your Words
06 That Silver Necklace
07 I Am a Landslide
08 The Deepest Ocean There Is
09 The Good Book