Listen: Belly premieres ‘Stars Align’ — 2nd single off band’s first album in 23 years


Photo by Chris Gorman

The reunited Belly — Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses, post-Breeders alt-rock outlet — this week debuted the second track, “Stars Align,” off of the forthcoming Dove, the band’s first new album in 23 years, The single, the follow-up to “Shiny One,” can be streamed in full below.

The new 11-song album is due out May 4, and will be followed by tours of the U.K. and the U.S. this summer and fall; see those full dates below as well.

Of the new single “Stars Align,” Donelly says:

“‘Stars Align’ was a dark horse that we kept coming back to in the writing stage of the album, reinventing and restructuring it. It was nearly left behind a couple of times, but we knew we could get this one to a good place if we kept at it, and it finally came together in the 11th hour before recording. This has been one of my favorites, even in its awkward stages, since Tom (Gorman) sent us his first version of it. (The use of Superman as a trope is a little threadbare at this point, but I mean every word).”

Check out the new single:

 

 

Belly tour dates:

UNITED KINGDOM
June 9: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
June 10: SWX, Bristol, UK
June 11: Glee Club, Cardiff, UK
June 12: The Ritz, Manchester, UK
June 13: Beckett, Leeds, UK
June 14: Playhouse, Whitley Bay, UK
June 16: O2ABC, Glasgow, UK
June 17: Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
June 18: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
June 19: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
June 20: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

UNITED STATES
May 26: Boston Calling, Cambridge, MA
Aug. 8: Teragram, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 9: Teragram, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 10: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 11: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
Aug. 12: Neptune, Seattle, WA
Aug. 22: Port City, Portland, ME
Aug. 25: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 26: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 28: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 29: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 4: Majestic Theater, Madison, WI
Oct. 5: Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 6: Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

 

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  • UE405

    These first two tracks they’ve released are both really strong. I wasn’t a big fan of King (who was?) and didn’t really mourn their passing at the time, but they’re sounding really good these days.

     
 

 

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