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Belle & Sebastian – “Perfect Couples” Video

Belle & Sebastian have shared a video for an extended version of “Perfect Couples,” a track from their latest album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. There’s no real plot to speak of here — it’s more of a visualization featuring a neighborhood party that gradually gets more intricate and chaotic as more people joi… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2015 - 9:46 am

Belle & Sebastian Announce 20th Anniversary Shows

Next year will mark two decades since Belle & Sebastian released their seminal debut album Tigermilk, and the Scottish twee luminaries are celebrating next summer with a pair of 20th anniversary concerts next 6/22 and 6/23 at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. They’ll play Tigermilk on the first night and their spectacular sophomore effort IfMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 20, 2015 - 10:49 am

Bully – “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying” (Belle & Sebastian Cover)

Belle & Sebastian’s “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying” is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of all time (If You’re Feeling Sinister), and Bully’s supremely badass Feels Like is one of my favorite recent releases. I wouldn’t necessarily think to put the two artists together — B&S actually… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Watch Belle And Sebastian Play Two Songs On Late Night With Seth Meyers

When Seth Meyers calls Belle And Sebastian “one of my personal favorites,” I’m inclined to believe him. He seems like exactly the sort who would’ve gotten his mid-twenties mind blown by If You’re Feeling Sinister. So it’s cool that Meyers got to welcome the Scottish twee battalion onto his show last night. Belle And Sebastia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 8:40 am

Watch Jon Hamm Feed Belle And Sebastian Gummy Bears Onstage At Bonnaroo

Although neither of them were officially scheduled to perform, Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis popped up completely unannounced at a number of different places during Bonnaroo yesterday. The duo performed together at the comedy tent, they sang a duet of “We Are The World” at the SuperJam, and they both also showed up at Belle… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 14, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Watch Belle & Sebastian Play CBS This Morning

Belle & Sebastian were the musical guests on today’s edition of CBS This Morning for their Saturday Sessions performance series. The Scottish band did three songs — “The Party Line,” “Perfect Couples,” and “Allie” — all from their most recent disco-inspired album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. Watch Stuart Murdoch and company (paired with… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Belle & Sebastian – “Paper Boat” Video

Ex-Belle & Sebastian member Stuart David recently dug up some old footage of the band vacationing in the summer of 1998, and he’s edited it into a video to accompany the previously unreleased song “Paper Boat.” The track was written around the time as the band’s third LP, The Boy With The Arab Strap, before… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Belle And Sebastian – “The Party Line (Tomas Barfod Remix)”

Belle And Sebastian were one of the indie-pop staples that helped define my high school and college years, but I didn’t get the chance to see them live until I covered a music festival in Mexico City last fall. Since they had just announced their first new album in nearly half a decade, Belle And… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 17, 2015 - 10:25 am

Watch Belle & Sebastian Bring The Charm On Conan

Back when many of us first fell in love with them, Belle And Sebastian live shows were rare and magical things, like unicorn sightings. And even though it’s nothing new, it’s still striking to see the band operating as a professional touring live act, the type who hits the late-night TV circuit when their new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015 - 8:50 am

Stream Belle And Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Belle And Sebastian have had a long and fruitful career so far: nine albums in, and Stuart Murdoch and company are still trying out new things and, for the most part, pulling them off really well. Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance — their first album in almost five years — is more dance-focused tha… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015 - 8:37 am

Belle And Sebastian – “The Cat With The Cream”

In a couple of weeks, Glasgow indie-pop greats Belle And Sebastian will return with Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, their first album in nearly five years. After throwing the new songs “The Party Line” and “Nobody’s Empire” out into the world, they’re now letting us hear a new single called “The Cat With The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015 - 9:06 am

Indie Rock Ambassador Is Winning Over Politicians With Private National, Belle & Sebastian Concerts

If it weren’t for his job, Matthew Barzun could be mistaken for one of us: his favorite album of the year is the War On Drugs’ Lost In The Dream, he loves Guided By Voices, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Chvrches … but he’s also the United States’ official ambassador to the United Kingdom. Buzzfeed accompanied… More »

By: James Rettig / December 24, 2014 - 11:52 am

Belle & Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire” Video

“Nobody’s Empire,” the second single and video from Belle & Sebastian’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, is also the album’s opening song. Furthermore, Stuart Murdoch calls it “absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written,” telling the story of his health problems as a child. It’s unmistakably a Belle & Sebastian song, leaning toward… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Belle & Sebastian – “The Party Line” Video

Belle & Sebastian have shared the video for their lead single “The Party Line” off of their forthcoming new album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. The video is an exploration of partying through the decades, told in three acts: it starts in fuzzy black-and-white before transitioning to living color, and the whole video replay… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 10:54 am

Belle & Sebastian – “The Party Line”

Last month, Scottish indie-pop deities Belle & Sebastian announced a new album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, their first since 2010’s Write About Love. And today, the share a track from that album: It’s called “The Party Line,” and it has a sleek ’80s dance feel that B&S have been playing with one and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Belle And Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Details

Belle And Sebastian teased their new album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance a few weeks ago, and the official details have finally been announced. The record will be out on January 20th in the United States and on the 19th in Europe. It was produced by Ben H. Allen III, who has also worked… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Watch St. Vincent & Belle And Sebastian’s Full Sets From ACL 2014 Weekend 2

Austin City Limits kicked off its second weekend yesterday, and the whole thing is streaming live right here. Two highlights from Friday were performances from St. Vincent and Belle And Sebastian, who played back-to-back on the same stage. St. Vincent in particular was pretty wild, as Annie Clark scaled the stage, went into the crowd… More »

By: James Rettig / October 11, 2014 - 11:21 am

Watch A Trailer For Belle And Sebastian’s New Album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Early next year, Glaswegian indie pop deities Belle And Sebastian will return with Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, their first proper studio album since 2010’s Write About Love. The band recorded this one in Georgia with producer Ben H. Allen III, the guy who famously made Animal Collective sound something like pop music o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 11:16 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, I was something like the 75 millionth person to watch Kiesza’s “Hideaway” video, and holy hell, that thing is great. I don’t know what kept me from clicking play on it for this long. “Hideaway” was already a monster hit before I watched it, and the video has been up online since February… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Watch The Trailer For Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl

Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch recently wrote, directed, and scored a movie-musical version of God Help The Girl, the solo project he released in 2009, and that movie is coming very soon. We’ve already heard actress Emily Browning’s take on the title track, with Belle & Sebastian backing her, and now a short trailer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014 - 10:14 am
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