Update: Belle & Sebastian's New 'Catastrophe'
Scottish rock ensemble Belle & Sebastian will release a new studio album, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress," Oct. 7 via..Updating a story first posted here Friday (Aug. 1), Scottish rock ensemble Belle & Sebastian will release a new studio album, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress," Oct. 7 via a recent deal with Rough Trade. The set was produced by Trevor Horn, best known for his work with such mainstream pop acts as Seal and Rod Stewart.
Belle & Sebastian, which tours infrequently, will play three U.S. shows prior to the album's release: Aug. 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 22 in Berkeley, Calif., and Aug. 24 in Los Angeles. Bright Eyes will support.
"Dear Catastrophe Waitress" is the follow-up to 2000's "Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant," which debuted at No. 80 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 113,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last summer, the group penned the soundtrack for Todd Solondz's film "Storytelling," which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
A DVD, "Fans Only," is tentatively due this fall via the band's former U.S. label, Matador. It will include music videos, live footage and TV appearances, among other features.
Here is the track list for "Dear Catastrophe Waitress":
"Step Into My Office, Baby"
"Dear Catastrophe Waitress"
"If She Wants Me"
"(I Believe In) Travellin' Light"
"Asleep on a Sunbeam"
"Piazza, New York Catcher"
"You Don't Send Me"
"Wrapped Up in Books"
"If Find Yourself Caught in Love"
"I'm a Cuckoo"