Long-Awaited Follow-Up to 2010's Write About Love on Double LP!
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010s Write About Love. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band who have been listening to things like vintage Detroit techno and Giorgio Moroder have brought a dance-party element into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.
Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before, it shouldnt come as a surprise that Enter Sylvia Plath, The Book Of You, and Play For Today have keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop machines past and present. The filmic loves, kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are still there, too, dont worry. Its all about trusting in the restorative power of pop music. If youd trust anyone to write a great Europop song about Sylvia Plath, youd trust Belle & Sebastian.
"The Scottish indie-pop group has managed to build a fan base the old-fashioned way: by writing old-fashioned songs, the kind that brim with melody, sensitivity, cleverness, sophistication, and sheer beauty. Its hard to imagine groups like The Shins, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend sounding like they do without its influence." -Entertainment Weekly
1. Nobody's Empire
3. The Party Line
4. The Power Of Three
5. The Cat With The Cream
6. Enter Sylvia Plath
7. The Everlasting Muse
8. Perfect Couples
9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
10. Play For Today
11. The Book Of You
12. Today (This Army's For Peace)