The Pastels Return with 'Slow Summits'

The Pastels Return with 'Slow Summits'
Not including a soundtrack and a collaboration with Tenniscoats, it's been a decade and a half since the Pastels released a proper album. That will change in 2013 when the Scottish indie pop greats return with Slow Summits on Domino Records.

Aside from the title and record label, not much is confirmed about the disc. An announcement from the label explains that the album was recorded in Scotland and mixed in the U.S., and evidently may have been in the works for some time.

Domino's announcement reads, "We are extremely excited to be able to announce a new Pastels record for 2013. Slow Summits is the record we waited so long for, wondered about, pencilled in then pencilled out, and now finally, triumphantly can pencil back in... but not with a pencil, with a flourish, with a fountain pen. Because it's that kind of record. Recorded in Glasgow and mixed in Chicago, Slow Summits is already bringing some much needed optimism to 2013, why not let it do the same for you?"

Slow Summits is the Pastels' fifth proper studio album. It's the follow-up to 1997's Illumination. Watch the minute-long trailer for the album below.