One always wants to grow their career opportunities by taking on things different to, but also like, their current job. That’s why I’ve been working on a screenplay apart from my lucrative news writing gig here at the mighty TMT. To give you the basic plot, it’s about a truck driver who woos a country singer and fights bare-knuckle brawls egged on by his orangutan… wait, oh damn you Any Which Way But Loose!
I’ll leave this sort of cross-training handicraft to the experts, like Belle and Sebastian. Not content with being one of the most beloved bands on the planet, the troupe will venture into strange soundtrack land when they release its OST for Days of The Bagnold Summer on September 13 through Matador.
Days of The Bagnold Summer is the feature directorial debut from Simon Bird, star of sitcom The Inbetweeners, and it’s adapted from Joff Winterhart’s coming-of-age graphic novel about a 15-year-old heavy metal fan spending his summer holidays with his 52-year-old mother, Sue.
All soundtracks are new except for reworkings of two Belle and Sebastian golden oldies: the gorgeous “I Know Where the Summer Goes” from the This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP and If You’re Feeling Sinister’s highlight “Get Me Away from Here I’m Dying.” And there’s also “Safety Valve,” a Stuart Murdoch track that predates the formation of Belle and Sebastian. You can hear those gems when you get the album in September, but you can hear one new song now below, the superb single, “Sister Buddah.”
The sextet is on the road now. All dates are listed below, including The Boaty Weekender Mediterranean cruise that will feature shipshape sets by the hosts, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Yo La Tengo, Django Django, Japanese Breakfast, Alvvays, Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, and more. I know someone going to this and have made it clear that if he does not wipe the shuffleboard floor with Mr. Murdoch, he is not to return. Hmm, maybe I should branch out and get work as a tentative bully rather than a terrible screenwriter?
Days of The Bagnold Summer tracklisting:
01. Sister Buddha (Intro)
02. I Know Where the Summer Goes
03. Did the Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
04. Jill Pole
05. I’ll Keep It Inside
06. Safety Valve
07. The Colour’s Gonna Run
08. Another Day, Another Night
09. Get Me Away from Here I’m Dying
10. Wait and See What the Day Holds
11. Sister Buddha
12. This Letter
13. We Were Never Glorious
Belle and Sebastian tour dates:
07.10.19 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
07.11.19 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion $
07.12.19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer $
07.13.19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues $
07.15.19 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
07.16.19 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall #
07.18.19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
07.19.19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
07.20.19 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07.21.19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre #
07.23.19 – Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Family Amphitheater
07.25.19 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival
11.01.19 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11.02.19 – Mérignac, France – Krakatoa
11.03.19 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
11.04.19 – Pamplona, Spain – Auditorio Balaurte
11.06.19 – Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magma
$ with Ex Hex
# with Men I Trust