Belle and Sebastian announce tour, begin work on new album in Atlanta with assistance from 1017 Brick Squad

Belle and Sebastian announce tour, begin work on new album in Atlanta with assistance from 1017 Brick Squad

Stuart Murdoch has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. His band, Belle and Sebastian, are in Atlanta currently, home of Mr. Zone 6, recording their new album. Working with them on this, their ninth album, is Ben H. Allen III, who has handled production duties on works by Animal Collective, Deerhunter, and M.I.A., among others. Rumors are flying that Waka Flocka Flame may have a guest verse, perhaps in the character of “The Major” for a follow-up to the band’s classic track “Me and the Major.” Waka Flocka verse or no Waka Flocka verse, the record will be the first released worldwide by Matador, the band’s longtime US home.

While not rubbing elbows with the likes of Young Thug, Belle and Sebastian are making the rounds to festivals all over the dang place. This summer finds them hitting a string of European cities and BRINGING THAT CLASSIC BELLE AND SEBASTIAN HEAT. Then in October they’ll come to the sister cities of Austin, TX and Paris, France. Look it up and tell me I’m wrong about these cities being sisters.

But wait, there’s more to be said about Belle and Sebastian. First, Matador will be reissuing much of the band’s back catalog this fall. Second, that very same fall is when Stuart Murdoch’s film God Save the Girl is receiving a theatrical run in the US and Canada. This fall is the time for Belle and Sebastian and Atlanta and 1017 Brick Squad.

Belle and Sebastian dates:

06.19.14 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien Open Air
06.20.14 - Neuhausen, Germany - Southside Festival
06.21.14 - Scheesel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
06.22.14 - Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival
06.25.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Concert Hall
06.26.14 - Norkopping, Sweden - Bravalla Festival
07.26.14 - Costa Brava, Spain - Festival Porta Ferada
07.28.14 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Plaza de la Quintana
08.03.14 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08.08.14 - Cesena, Italy - Rocca Malatestiana
08.10.14 - Palermo, Italy - Psigrock Festival
10.03.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10.10.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10.31.14 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival

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