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Scottish indie favourites Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album to be released in September.
The news arrives with first single Sister Buddha and its accompanying video, which can be seen here.
New album Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich, bittersweet, and warmly welcoming original soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian, to be released September 13 on Matador Records.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying, originally appearing on 1996’s If You’re Feeling Sinister, and I Know Where The Summer Goes, from 1998’s This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP.
The band headline a run of festivals this summer, starting with their own The Boaty Weekender music cruise in August, followed by Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris in October, and the inaugural Primavera Weekender in Benidorm in November, alongside further UK and European headline shows. A full list of upcoming dates can be found below.
July 2nd, Sheffield, Leadmill, UK
July 3rd, Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
July 4th, O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
July 10, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
July 11, Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville VA, US
July 12, Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US
July 13, House of Blues, Boston MA, US
July 15, M Telus, Montreal QC, CA
July 16, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, CA
July 18, The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA, US
July 19, House of Blues, Cleveland OH, US
July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL, US
July 21 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI, US
July 23 Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis MN, US
July 25 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary AB, CA
August 8-12th The Boaty Weekender, Barcelona – Cagliari
Nov 1 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France
Nov 2, Le Krakatoa, Mérignac, France
Nov 3, Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Nov 4 Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain
Nov 6 Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 8 Primavera Weekender, Benidorm Spain
Picture credit: Marisa Privitera Murdoch