Belle and Sebastian to Tour, Record New Album

In a message sent out to their official mailing list (via Exclaim), Glasgow’s most renown indie pop ensemble, Belle and Sebastian, announced that they’re finally prepping a follow-up to the brilliant 2006 LP, The Life Pursuit:

We’ve been in the studio these last few weeks writing some new tracks and shortly we will say cheerio to Glasgow for a while when we set off to L.A. to record our next album.

Not only are Stuart Murdoch and company planning to end their almost 4-year hiatus to play sessions for what will be their seventh album, but they’re also scheduling a string of summer festival dates in Norway, Finland, and Japan. A concert in the UK will be announced shortly.