Belle and Sebastian have a new collection of B-sides and rarities on the way. The Third Eye Centre will arrive on August 27 via Matador Records. According to the label, the 19-track set culls material recorded around the time of 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress, 2006's The Life Pursuit, and 2010's Write About Love. The upcoming compilation will be available in CD, digital, and double-vinyl formats, with pre-order offers beginning next week.
Matador describes The Third Eye Centre as a sequel to 2005's Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, a brilliant double-disc assortment of Belle and Sebastian's early singles and EPs. But unlike that previous anthology, this just-announced package features a few remixes of already released songs. Here, the Avalanches rework "I'm a Cuckoo," Richard X tackles "I Didn't See It Coming," and Miaoux Miaoux imbue "Your Cover's Blown" with a space-age electro strut that can be streamed below.
Additionally, the book-smart Scots will embark soon an extensive tour beginning with a July 4 gig at the Quebec City Festival. B&S will then make stops across North America and Europe, calling it quits on September 6 at Bestival 2013 in England. Scroll down for track list and tour information.
The Third Eye Centre track list:
1. "I'm a Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)"
2. "Suicide Girl"
3. "Love on the March"
4. "Last Trip"
5. "Your Secrets"
6. "Your Cover's Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)"
7. "I Took a Long Hard Look"
8. "Heaven in the Afternoon"
9. "Long Black Scarf"
10. "The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House"
11. "I Didn't See It Coming (Richard X Mix)"
12. "(I Believe in) Travellin' Light"
13. "Stop, Look and Listen"
14. "Passion Fruit"
15. "Desperation Made a Fool of Me"
16. "Blue Eyes of a Millionaire"
17. "Mr. Richard"
18. "Meat and Potatoes"
19. "The Life Pursuit"
Belle and Sebastian 2013 tour dates:
July 4 - Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Festival
July 5 - Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival
July 6 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 7 - Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Folk Festival
July 9 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
July 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
July 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park
July 12 - Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 14 - Cincinnatti, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
July 16 - Austin, TX @ The Moody Theatre
July 17 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
July 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Series
July 20 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 26 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Open Air Festival
July 27 - Benidorm, Spain @ Low Cost Festival
August 15 - Castile and León, Spain @ Sonorama
August 17 - Parades de Coura, Portugal @ Parades de Coura Festival
August 23 - Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
August 30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Openair Festival
September 1 - Dorset, England @ End of the Road Festival
September 6 - Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival