Belle & Sebastian have announced that they will release a new album entitled “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ early in 2015.
The band’s 9th studio album was recorded and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta, Georgia with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective). It will be released worldwide on Matador Records and will be available from January 19th in the world ex. North American. The US release will follow a day later.
Belle & Sebastian are currently on a short tour of US & Mexico, headlining RetailMeNot Stage at the two Austin City Limits Festivals on Friday October 3rd and Friday October 10th with two nights at LA’s Theater at The Ace (October 6th and 7th) in between. The trip ends with a Main Stage slot on Sunday 12th at Corona Capital, Mexico City and the band will then headline the Pitchfork Festival in Paris on October 31st. Two prestigious shows have also been announced for next year, one at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on June 10th and another hometown show at Glasgow’s Hydro Arena with the Scottish Festival Orchestra on May 22nd.
The band posted a short film capturing their time in the studio:
Details of all the dates currently scheduled are below:
3rd – Austin, Austin City Limits Festival
6th & 7th – Los Angeles, The Theater At Ace Hotel
8th – Pheonix, Civic Space Park
10th – Austin, Austin City Limits Festival
12th – Mexico City, Corona Capital Festival
28th – Manchester, Cathedral
29th – Bexhill-On-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
31st – Paris, Pitchfork Festival
26th – New Zealand, Auckland Laneway Festival
12th – South Korea, Seoul, AX Club
16th – Taipei, Taiwan, Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy
22nd – Glasgow, Hydro Arena (with the SFO Scottish Festival Orchestra)
10th – New York, Radio City Music Hall
2-4th – Keflavik, ATP Iceland