Belle and Sebastian will kick off 2015 with a new album. Today (Sept. 29), the indie rock outlet announced that it will be releasing its new album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance in January 2015.
According to Pitchfork, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on Jan. 20, 2015 via Matador Records.
Belle and Sebastian teased the release of its new album with a cinematic, two-minute trailer. The teaser clip features behind-the-scenes footage of the indie rockers in the studio and around the town. In between shots of a barbershop haircut and grabbing a bite or two to eat, Belle and Sebastian can be seen in the studio, where they've spent 10 to 12 hours a day recording at Maze Studios in Georgia and writing Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.
In addition to the behind-the-scenes moments, the most interesting part of the trailer is far and away the taste of a new Belle and Sebastian single.
The unnamed song is featured heavily throughout the trailer. Featuring swells of stringed orchestral instruments and short bursts of the acoustic guitar, the track ebbs and flows until Stuart Murdoch's vocals come in, "I studied you in history," he sings in a light yet haunting tone.
This is bound to be a good one.
Watch the Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance trailer below:
Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance will be Belle and Sebastian's ninth studio album and the band's first full LP since 2010's Belle and Sebastian Write About Love. Full details surrounding the album are forthcoming.