Published Sep 29, 2014Scotland may not have achieved independence in their referendum earlier this month, but they still have plenty to be proud of. Take, for example, Glaswegian indie pop greats Belle and Sebastian, whose long, illustrious career continues with the impending arrival of their ninth studio album.
The LP, a follow-up to their 2010 effort Write About Love, is called Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.
The record was recorded in Atlanta, GA, by Ben H. Allen III, who has previously worked with artists as disparate as Gnarls Barkley and Animal Collective. There was additional mixing completed by longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and then it was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance is scheduled to arrive via Matador on January 19. In addition, the label is currently in the midst of an expansive reissue campaign, with new vinyl pressings of 10 albums from the Belle and Sebastian catalogue due out October 7.
Watch a two-minute trailer for Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance below. The clip offers in-studio footage of the band, as well as a snippet of new music. You can also see the band's upcoming tour dates below, though there are currently none scheduled for Canada.
09/29 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10/01 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
10/03 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/06-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
10/08 Phoenix, AZ - Civic Space Park
10/10 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Music Festival
10/28 Manchester, England - Cathedral
10/29 Bexhill-on-Sea, England - De La Warr Pavilion
10/31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
02/16 Tapei, Taiwan - Hostess Club Tapei
05/22 Glasgow, Scotland - Hydro Arena (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
06/10 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
07/02-04 Keflavik, Iceland - ATP Iceland