Belle and Sebastian Performance & Interview on KCRW 1.20.2015 - [Official Full Video & Free Audio Download]

Sean Lippin

by Sean Lippin

Published February 3, 2015


Belle and Sebastian KCRW Setlist
"The Party Line"
"Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie"
"The Power Of Three"
"My Wandering Days Are Over"
"Perfect Couples"
"Fox In The Snow"
"Nobody's Empire"
"Legal Man"
"Sleep The Clock Around"

Belle and Sebastian stopped by The Apogee studio in Los Angeles for a special KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. In addition to playing a concert for an intimate crowd, they also talked with KCRW DJs Jason Bentley and Marion Hodges. A free audio download of the session is available on the Morning Becomes Eclectic Podcast.

Belle and Sebastian are currently on tour and have just released their ninth studio album titled Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. They brought terrific energy to the intimate performance at Apogee Studios. They open with "The Party Line" a nice poppy electronic track off the new record, and keep it energetic and dancy with "Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie." Then they slow things down a bit with "Power of Three" and "Wandering Days" before sitting down for the interview.

During the interview, songwriter Stuart Murdoch discusses the film he wrote and directed, God Help the Girl, which was released in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival. He describes what it was like to switch gears from writing a film to writing songs, saying that he felt the film's characters were still inside of his head when he was writing the new album:

It's funny enough, there's a little crossover. There's one song on the new LP called 'The Everlasting Muse' that was the first song that I wrote that I brought to the band for the record. I remember deciding, 'I've got to start writing songs again.' But I still had the characters around with me, and it was almost a farewell to Eve... She was kind of the muse for so long that she was writing songs for me or I was writing songs for her. So, I was letting her go with that song and afterwards it was pretty easy to get into the band stuff.

After the interview, they bring back the electronic pop with "Perfect Couples," another track off of the new album. They slow it back down with soft ballad "Fox in the Snow" then speed it back up a notch with "Nobody's Empire." The band finish their beautiful set with "Legal Man," a single from 2000, and "Sleep the Clock Around" from their 1998 album, The Boy with the Arab Strap.

Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is available on Amazon and iTunes.

For Belle and Sebastian's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: KCRW

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