Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
I’m a big fan of Belle and Sebastian. In fact if you ask me on certain days I’ll tell you that they are my favorite group. Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer and songwriter for the group, recently did a solo project (which still incorporated musicians from B and S). The album is basically a soundtrack for a yet to be produced movie that Murdoch wrote. You can definitely hear his song writing in the music, but there are some definite changes. There is a female singer who Murdoch found in an internet search, who has an excellent sound to her voice (I hope they tour with her to sing the Isobel Campbell parts of old songs), and a strong 60’s girl group sound to the music. I’m finding the album very pleasurable to listen to. There are a few moments on it that may be a little too “sweet” sounding, but I highly recommend it!