On Monday (July 1), Belle and Sebastian announced the 13-track soundtrack to the film Days of the Bagnold Summer, the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner). The album, due out on Sept. 13 on Matador Records, will feature 11 new compositions, as well as re-recorded versions of their classic tracks "Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying" and "I Know Where the Summer Goes."
The film, due out in 2002, is described in a press release as a "tender, touching and acutely observed coming-of-age story, which tells of a heavy-metal-loving teenager’s holiday plans falling through at the last minute, leading to him having to spend the summer with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum." The album will follow the Glaswegian collective's recent run of three How to Solve Our Human Problems EPs.
The first single from the soundtrack, "Sister Buddha," is an "anthemic and transcendent song is led by shards of melodic guitar and Stuart Murdoch’s compassionate lyrics and soaring vocals, telling of a protagonist in search of an escape from 'the thrills, the pills, the circus ring' of daily life, brimming with a message of inner strength and solidarity," according to the statement.