Veteran Scottish rock act Belle & Sebastian will release its new album, "The Life Pursuit," Feb. 6 via Rough Trade in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Veteran Scottish rock act Belle & Sebastian will release its new album, "The Life Pursuit," Feb. 6 via Rough Trade in the United Kingdom and Europe. The set will arrive the next day in the United States via Matador. B&S recorded its first five studio albums for the New York-based label before inking with Rough Trade for the release of 2003's "Dear Catastrophe Waitress."
"The Life Pursuit" was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck). First single "Funny Little Frog" will be commercially released Jan. 16 internationally.
The group will tour the United Kingdom early next year, beginning with a Jan. 15-17 stand in Glasgow. North American dates are being eyed for March.
As previously reported, former member Isobel Campbell will release a collaborative album with Mark Lanegan, "Ballad of the Broken Seas," next year via V2. The project will be preceded Dec. 13 with the EP "Ramblin' Man."
Here is the track list for "The Life Pursuit":
"Act of the Apostle Part 1"
"Another Sunny Day"
"White Collar Boy"
"The Blues Are Still Blue"
"Dress Up in You"
"Sukie in the Graveyard"
"We Are the Sleepyheads"
"Song for Sunshine"
"Funny Little Frog"
"To Be Myself Completely"
"Act of the Apostle Part 2"
"For the Price of a Cup of a Tea"