While venues and dates are still being confirmed, Matador Records has announced that Belle & Sebastian and The New Pornographers will be touring together in early '06 throughout North America, the former in support of the forthcoming 'The Life Pursuit', the latter behind the consensus pick for the album of 2006, 'Twin Cinema' (click for review).

A live recording of Belle & Sebastian performing their classic 'If You're Feeling Sinister' album live at London's Barbican as part of ATP's "Don't Look Back" series is now available for exclusive iTunes Music store purchase, all proceeds to benefit the the DEC's Asia Quake Appeal.