New Studio And Live Belle & Sebastian Albums On The Horizon

Scottish pop band Belle & Sebastian will release a single called "Funny Little Frog" early next year in advance of the February 7 release of their new Matador Records album, The Life Pursuit. The follow-up to 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer, who's previously worked with Air and Beck.

- Nov 18, 2005

Scottish pop band Belle & Sebastian will release a single called "Funny Little Frog" early next year in advance of the February 7 release of their new Matador Records album, The Life Pursuit. The follow-up to 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer, who's previously worked with Air and Beck. Belle & Sebastian were voted best Scottish band in a Listed magazine poll earlier this year, and they're probably a contender for the title of busiest Scottish band as well. They released a b-sides compilation called Push Barman To Open Old Wounds in May, and band members Stuart Murdoch and Sarah Martin have recorded vocals for the new Future Pilot AKA single, "Eyes Of Love."Belle & Sebastian will begin a U.K. tour in January and are expected to make it to North America sometime in March. If you can't wait to hear Belle & Sebastian live, NME.com reports that they'll release a download-only live album for charity. Ten songs from 1996's If You're Feeling Sinister album, recorded with a string section in concert in September, will be released through iTunes in the U.K. on Dec. 6. All sales proceeds will be donated to DEC Asia Quake Appeal.The Life Pursuit, Belle & Sebastian's seventh studio album, will feature these songs:"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"Songs For Sunshine"Funny Little Frog""To Be Myself Completely""Act Of The Apostle Part 2""For The Price Of A Cup Of A Tea""Mornington Crescent"—Katie Durant

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