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 on Merriweather Post Pavilion. In a new trailer for the LP, we see the band working on the album in the studio and hanging out around Atlanta, and we hear them talking about working with “a hip-hop producer” and adding “Southern elements” to the record’s sound. We also hear a couple of minutes of a lush, pretty, unidentified new song, which does not seem to have any hip-hop or Southern elements in it. Check out that trailer below.
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is out 1/20 of next year on Matador.