Belle and Sebastian Share Unofficial Rio Theme, ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’

INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Musician Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Belle and Sebastian are big fans of footraces (see: “The Stars of Track and Field,” “The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner”), and track and field events at the Rio Olympics begin this Friday. To celebrate, the band has shared a new track, “Olympic Village 6AM,” a kooky, keyboard-filled instrumental in a similar vein to “Judy Is a Dick Slap.”

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be,” frontman Stuart Murdoch wrote in the video caption. “Olympic Village 6AM” is presently only available with its accompanying video, a montage of equally inspiring and kitschy archival Olympic footage. Watch below.

 

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