Scottish indie pop stalwarts Belle & Sebastian are headed back to San Diego. Their long sold-out show at the Observatory in North Park Friday night marks the first time the Glasgow-based collective has performed here since selling out the Spreckels Theatre in 2004.
Then, the band was touring on their 2003 Mercury Prize-nominated album, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, a release that saw their trademark lo-fi folk evolve into polished pop.
Now, the band returns to San Diego amid another transition — or at least as much as they can have after playing together for more than two decades.
After 2015’s synth-heavy Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, this year...