• Belle And Sebastian "What to Look for in Summer" 2LP/ 2CD
Available in 2LP and 2CD format
It's been 24 years since Belle and Sebastian emerged from the Glasgow underground, clutching a surfeit of near-perfect songs. Their classic first and second LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, established frontman and principal songwriter Stuart Murdoch as a generational talent, a writer who intuitively wedded the forensic character studies of Joni Mitchell to the chamber music of early John Cale, lending a Dylan-esque sophistication to the Sarah Records bands that were his sonic progenitors.
Ever since then, they’ve endured personnel changes, sonic reinventions and on occasion, hurt feelings beyond repair. And yet they endure, having lasted a decade-and-a-half longer than the Beatles, Velvets, or Smiths. On the new double live LP What to Look for in Summer, some of it recorded over three days on a cruise ship in August of 2019, the group thrillingly undertakes the business of excavating their long, complicated history.