Hold on to your ironic mustaches, Madison hipsters. One of the most iconic indie bands of the '90s and '00s is coming to town for the first time.
Belle and Sebastian will play the Overture Center on April 4. Tickets, priced at $38.50, go on sale Friday, December 5, at 11 a.m.
The band is touring to promote their upcoming album, "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance." The album, their first since 2010's "Write About Love," will be released on January 20.
Promoters say the album "blends electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks."
Belle and Sebastian, based out of Glasgow, Scotland, emerged on the pop music scene in 1996. Their album "If You're Feeling Sinister," released in 1997, was called one of the best 100 albums between 1985 and 2005 by Spin.
The band has since released a stream of records, including 1998's "The Boy with the Arab Strap," which many critics consider their best. Rolling Stone called it "naive and fragile on the outside, tough with knowledge of obscure psychedelic pop records on the inside."
The band got a shout-out in the 2000 film "High Fidelity." Their songs "Piazza, New York Catcher" and "Expectations" were included on the "Juno" soundtrack. While they have played Milwaukee several times over the years, they've never been to Madison before.
Noise pop duo Honeyblood will open. Their self-titled debut album was released last summer. NME named their song "Super Rat" to their "Top 50 Tracks of 2014" list.
The show will be general admission. Organizers say they're planning to remove seats from the orchestra pit at the Overture Center to allow for standing in front of the stage.