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Mon, Mar. 1st, 2010, 03:27 pm
_meandthemajor: 1st show in four years!


We are very excited to make the first announcement this year (or 4 years!) about live shows!  We will be playing at Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort in Japan on 1st August. For ticket information and the line up to date please visit the Festival website at one of the addresses below: 


There will be more announcements to follow later in the week, so keep an eye on the 'Tours' section of the website. 


This is so exciting! Here's hoping for many more shows in 2010!

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009, 12:03 pm
lesamalie: That's Totally Festive. Jackson, Play Some Festive Guitar

Its that time again!

I uploaded this for someone over at Jezebel and figured since I had down the work, I'll share it over here too in case no one has it.

This is the Peel Christmas Party and its brilliant!

Download it here: http://ifile.it/ar2xu0m/Peel%20Christmas%20Party.zip

I realized my copy is missing #8 Silent Night. Does any one have it?

Sat, Oct. 17th, 2009, 11:29 pm
orangenish: Belle & Sebastian - "Trick or Treatin'"

This is a short little spoken interlude from a Belle & Sebastian show on Halloween in Minnesota in 2003. In it, Stuart and Stevie hilariously try to work out what "trick or treat" is. Stevie eventually gets it -- sort of. It's really funny. You should give it a listen.

Trick or Treatin' - Live at the Fitz Oct. 31, 2003

Also I finally got around to listening to "God Help the Girl" and I *love* it. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it is.

Thu, Sep. 17th, 2009, 08:47 am
ann_septimus: hello, old friend

I rediscovered Belle & Sebastian yesterday afternoon. The early work -- the EPs*, Tigermilk, Fold Your Hands, Child (I didn’t get Sinister and Boy With the Arab Strap until later) -- the stuff that kept me alive (quite literally) through high school.

Listening to “Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie”, I could smell my high school car again. The sweet smell of plastic and carpet shampoo as the sun radiates through the windshield, stewing everything into a unique clean-sick funk. I was so neurotic about wasting gas, wasting money, that I would never turn on the air conditioner, except when it got so hot that I thought I was going to pass out. These songs make my skin prickle and my breath come short.

It took me 40 minutes each way to work, and I would listen to these albums over, and over, and over. For months, they were the only CDs I owned, and I wore them out. Singing along, crying along, hanging on deathly tight to the violins and trumpets so I wouldn’t go entirely crazy. I got stuck in a snowstorm, driving between Colfax and Pullman, one evening, and I sat for an hour listening to I Fought In a War on repeat, while snowflakes piled onto my windshield. I could have plowed on, I’m sure, but I didn’t.

I got all of these albums for my 17th birthday and all that year -- until the next summer, when I discovered that my discography might be sorely lacking in variety, and I branched out -- I listened to them. Until I knew every beat and every nuance, until I could sing all the instrument lines, until the words were so far ingrained in my skull that even today, 8 years later, I can sing them without thinking about it.

Hearing them again, after literally years of (I suppose you could say) avoiding them, was electrifying. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed them. And I didn’t know just how much of that scared 17 year old is still underneath this skin. Sometimes, I still feel her.

* 3, 6, 9 Seconds of Light
Lazy Line Painter Jane
Dog On Wheels (on whose cover model I had a ginormous crush)

Sun, Aug. 30th, 2009, 04:16 pm
bigbig_love: icons

Hello everyone~ I made six Belle & Sebastian icons a while ago, thought I'd pimp them out.

Five more here.


Tue, Apr. 7th, 2009, 03:42 pm
streetmission: God Help the Girl

Stuart Murdoch talking about his latest project God Help the Girl.

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2009, 03:33 am
sicksickcity: Upcoming film news

According to Pitchfork magazine, there are plans in the work for a movie soundtrack by Stuart and the rest of the band, as well as a movie to go with it.


(Also hi, I'm new!)

Tue, Dec. 16th, 2008, 11:00 pm
_meandthemajor: stuart on AIDS benefit disc

article from here @ Chartattack

It's every do-gooding indie music fan's wet dream: a two-CD collection to raise money for AIDS research that includes songs from The Decemberists, Spoon, Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power and many others.

There's lots of impressive Canadian talent on Dark Was The Night, too. Feist, Arcade Fire, Buck 65, The New Pornographers and Kevin Drew contributed to the Beggars Banquet album, which will be released on Feb. 17.

Do you want collaborations? Dark Was The Night has lots of those, too. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne, Antony and The National's Bryce Dessner, Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch, and Blonde Redhead and Devastations are among those who teamed up for the album.

The sales proceeds from the compilation will go to The Red Hot Organization, a group dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture. Red Hot has produced 14 albums, related television programs and media events that have raised almost $7 million for AIDS relief around the world since 1989.

Disc one:
Dirty Projectors and David Byrne — "Knotty Pine"
The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez — "Cello Song"
Feist and Ben Gibbard — "Train Song"
Grizzly Bear — "Deep Blue Sea"
The National — "So Far Around The Bend"
Yeasayer — "Tightrope"
My Brightest Diamond — "Feeling Good"
The Kronos Quartet — "Dark Was The Night"
Antony and Bryce Dessner — "I Was Young When I Left Home"
Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner — "Big Red Machine"
Iron & Wine — "Die"
The Decemberists - "Sleepless"
Grizzly Bear and Feist — "Service Bell"
Sufjan Stevens — "Blood"

Disc two:
Spoon — "Well-Alright"
Arcade Fire — "Lenin"
Beirut — "Mimizan"
My Morning Jacket — "El Caporal"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — "Inspiration Information"
Dave Sitek — "With A Girl Like You"
Buck 65 featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti — "Blood Pt. 2"
The New Pornographers — "Hey, Snow White"
Yo La Tengo — "Gentle Hour"
Stuart Murdoch — "Another Saturday"
Riceboy Sleeps — "Happiness"
Cat Power — "Amazing Grace"
Andrew Bird — "The Giant Of Illinois"
Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch — "Lua"
Blonde Redhead and Devestations — "When The Road Runs Out"
Kevin Drew — "Love Vs. Porn"

Sun, Sep. 21st, 2008, 04:27 pm
ann_septimus: old Isobel picture request

Random request:

Does anyone have the picture of Isobel with the airfilter mask on from WAAAAAY back when? I think it was some promo picture for Sinister...

Google image search has failed me, and I'd really like it!

Thanks in advance!

Mon, Sep. 15th, 2008, 01:30 am
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