The first of Belle & Sebastian's How To Solve Our Human Problems EP trilogy was released today (12/8) via Matador. It's got more of a collaborative feel to than we've heard from B&S since perhaps Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant, with Stuart Murdoch passing the mic to -- or sharing with -- Stevie Jackson ("Sweet Dew Lee") and violinist Sarah Martin ("Fickle Season"). There are also two of their danciest songs to date, "We Were Beautiful" and "The Girl Doesn't Get It." You can stream the whole thing below.

If you're a TIDAL subscriber, you can also watch the video for "I'll Be Your Pilot," which is from the second EP, which is due out January 19. Directed by Michael Sherrington, it's an homage to Andy Warhol's "screen-test" films. That's below as well.

The third How To Solve Our Human Problems EP will be out February 16, as will be a box set containing all three. Belle & Sebastian will also be on tour in the new year, with dates in Europe and Australia through the winter. Stay tuned for North American tour news -- all dates are listed below.

Belle & Sebastian - 2018 Tour Dates
Feb 05, 2018 De Roma Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 06, 2018 La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
Feb 07, 2018 Salle Pleyel Paris, France
Feb 09, 2018 Stereolux Nantes, France
Feb 11, 2018 Rockhal Roeser, Luxembourg
Feb 12, 2018 X tra limmathaus Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13, 2018 Fabrique Milan, Italy
Feb 14, 2018 Estragon Bologna, Italy
Feb 16, 2018 Muffathall Munich, Germany
Feb 17, 2018 Admiralspalast Berlin, Germany
Feb 18, 2018 Batschkapp Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Feb 19, 2018 Carre Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 21, 2018 DK Studio 1 Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 22, 2018 Munched Brewery Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 23, 2018 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
Feb 24, 2018 Studios Gothenburg, Sweden
Mar 06, 2018 Truro Hall, Truro, United Kingdom
Mar 08, 2018 Millenium Centre Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 09, 2018 Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Mar 10, 2018 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 12, 2018 Bridgewater Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 13, 2018 Corn Exchange Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mar 15, 2018 Brighton Dome, Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 16, 2018 Troxy London, United Kingdom
Mar 17, 2018 Troxy London, United Kingdom
Mar 19, 2018 Philharmonic, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mar 20, 2018 Opera House York, United Kingdom
Mar 22, 2018 Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom
Mar 23, 2018 Concert Hall Perth, Australia
Mar 24, 2018 Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 26, 2018 Vicar St Dublin, Ireland
Mar 27, 2018 Vicar St Dublin, Ireland
May 02, 2018 Astor Theatre Perth, Australia
May 04, 2018 Palais Theatre St Kilda, Australia
May 05, 2018 Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
May 07, 2018 Tivoli Brisbane Qld, Australia