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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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015

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. BuzzfeedMore »

By: James Rettig / December 24, 2014

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 11, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2014

Emily Browning & Belle & Sebastian – “God Help The Girl”

Yesterday, we learned the news that Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch had written and directed God Help The Girl, a musical movie based on the solo project he released in 2009. That movie now has an American release date, and so does its soundtrack, which Murdoch put together with the help of hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014

Belle And Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch Writes, Directs, & Scores God Help The Girl Movie

In 2009, Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch released an oddball solo project called God Help The Girl, a sort of narrative project about young women in Glasgow, in which all the singers were women. Since then, there's been talk about a movie version of the project; a couple of years ago, Elle Fanning… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014

Watch Belle & Sebastian Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” At A Children’s Hospital

You might expect Belle & Sebastian to cover the Kinks or Nick Drake or 10cc. You might not expect them to cover the most-covered Journey song ever. But it's impossible to say no to sick kids, and during a recent visit to Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta for the Songs For Kids Foundation nonprofit, the Scottish… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2014

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" video, which won Video Of The Year, is pretty-enough boring nonsense. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke's problematic-but-fun "Blurred Lines" video, which did more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013

Belle And Sebastian – “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Mix)” Video

Belle And Sebastian have a new release The Third Eye Center, a collection of B-sides, rarities and remixes -- and now they have a new music video to go with it. Hannah Murray (who plays Gilly on Game Of Thrones, and is also on Skins) essentially plays the Catherine Deneuve role in a twee versio… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2013

Deconstructing: Belle & Sebastian And Nostalgia Versus Reinvention

Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch took the stage at Pitchfork Music Festival last month wearing white pants, a tight black T-shirt, and a black jacket, looking like a character from Grease or West Side Story in search of a dance-off. He did the running man, shadowboxed, jumped, and clapped. On the rare occasions whe… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 26, 2013

Photos: Belle And Sebastian, Best Coast @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 7/17/13

Challenging the laws of touring logistics, Belle And Sebastian barely made it to Santa Barbara having played Austin the night before as they kicked off their mini jaunt of the States. Pandemonium briefly ensued when Stuart Murdoch causally invited about fifty fans onto the stage during "The Boy With The Arab Strap." Best Coast came… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 18, 2013
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