Back for its 34th annual run, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, aka the Montreal International Jazz Festival, has just announced the impressive indoor program for this year’s edition, set to run from June 28 to July 7 across a variety of venues in the heart of downtown Montreal. Along with a wealth of jazz staples, the lineup features She & Him, Belle and Sebastian and Here We Go Magic, plus dozens more top-name acts.
Belle and Sebastian
Last month, Belle and Sebastian announced plans to headline one of three nights of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, and now, everyone's favorite Scottish twee outfit has mapped out a North American trek leading up to the Chicago event. The brief tour, which was announced this morning (Feb. 19), launches north of the border on July 4 in Quebec City and touches down in a total of 11 cities, with their July 20 appearance at P-fork the final date.
Belle and Sebastian’s 1996 debut album, ‘Tigermilk,’ really wasn’t an album at all. Frontman Stuart Murdoch recorded the LP as a project for music school, employing musician friends to help shape his lyrically and musically enchanting songs. It received a limited pressing, on vinyl only, and wouldn’t see proper release until three years later.
Belle and Sebastian, 'Crash'
Indie pop septet Belle and Sebastian have recorded a dreamy cover of the Primitives' 1988 hit 'Crash.' The track is part of the latest volume of the 'LateNightTales' compilation.