Published Oct 20, 2020Montreal's Bell Orchestre have announced plans to return with new music after signing to British independent label, Erased Tapes. Before they set about recording new material, the band have shared a new short film titled IX: Nature That's It That's All.
Directed by Little Scream and the band's own Kaveh Nabatian, the 16mm film arrives today from compiled scans of footage obtained through the British Pathe archives.
Over a decade ago, the Arcade Fire-adjacent outfit had released a handful of albums through Arts & Crafts. Moving to Erased Tapes comes following label founder Robert Raths' longstanding fandom.
"We are deeply pleased to have found such a good home for our music — Erased Tapes is a place where so much that's impossible to categorize, and gorgeously unique music lives and thrives," Richard Reed Parry explained of the partnership in a statement. "And we're thrilled to find ourselves in such a welcoming family of like-minded musical souls."
Formed by Arcade Fire's Parry and Sarah Neufeld, alongside Pietro Amato, Nabatian, Stefan Schneider and Mike Feuerstack, the band's return marks their first new material since their 2009 full-length sophomore album, As Seen Through Windows. That same year, they shared Who Designs Nature's How, a remix EP released through Arts & Crafts.
Watch IX: Nature That's It That's All below, and stay tuned for new releases from Bell Orchestre on the horizon.