Published Nov 30, 2010Twee masters Belle and Sebastian have always come across as bookish. Remember earlier this year when the Glaswegians just wanted to Write About Love? From the cutesy liner note/short stories that fill their records to their wordy, literature-referencing love songs, the group's printed output has come across as just as important as their tunes. It's no surprise, then, to find singer Stuart Murdoch prepping a package of personal prose.
Titled The Celestial Cafe, the book is a collection of the vocalist's diary entries from 2002 to 2006. A post on Belle and Sebastian's website explains that the tome intimately describes Murdoch's time with the band for the writing, recording and touring of 2003's
"They stem from the particularly un-rock and roll years of 2002-2006, and are subsequently very light on the subjects of drug taking, orgies and general debaucher," a press release reads. "Mr. Murdoch would like you to know that so that your precious time and money are not wasted. Thank you."
The Celestial Cafe does not have an official release date yet, but is expected to be put out sometime next year by Pomona Books, which is now accepting pre-orders. You can snag a copy at some upcoming UK dates, which can be seen here.