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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Belle & Sebastian's Oral History of If You're Feeling Sinister

Posted by on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Prepare to lose an hour of your morning: last night, released this oral history of Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister, in which members of the band discuss the creation of the their [indie] world-conquering [second] best album along with archival footage and musical clips. I was only able to make it through the first ten minutes, which covers their superhero origin story (Stuarts Murdoch and David meet cute in a "beatboxing" program for ill/unemployed musicians, drunk Isobel Campbell in New Year's bathroom queue, etc.), before feeling overwhelmed with delight and an urgent need to share.

Let's all watch now and spend the rest of the day talking about our favorite parts in the comments?

A million thanks to Florian Duijsens (asymptote/neonresolutions) who posted this treasure in the groggy morning Facebook stream of cat pictures, baby memes, and sandwich tributes. This is already so much more exciting than the long/weird/good/awkward interview with Terry Gross.


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Wow that was amazing. It put a different aspect to a lot of the songs that I've listened to for years. Definitely one of may favorite albums of all time. Thanks for posting this.
Posted by iwilldenyyou on February 20, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 2
This video is so great. Megan wrote on Facebox earlier that mayonnaise is better than Belle & Sebastian, she should probably be suspended (with pay, whatevs).
Posted by derek_erdman on February 20, 2013 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 3
Stuff like this completely makes me love Pitchfork, regardless of the rest of its cultural baggage. I'm sure that the 33 1/3 and Whitelaw books are more information-packed, but seeing the gang (separately, 😿) back together and talking over those old videos was so wonderful and nostalgic.

I also appreciated that they spent some time with Tigermilk, which I maintain is their most perfect, and subtly highlighted the degree to which the band owes their existence to Scotland's apparent commitment in keeping wayward musicians off the streets.
Posted by Josh Bis on February 20, 2013 at 7:41 PM · Report this

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