Members of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Belle and Sebastian are among the Scots contributing to an album lead by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody.
The collective know as The Reindeer Section have recorded a 15-song album under Lightbody's direction. The album, 'Y'All Get Scared Now Ya Hear!', is released on 6th August through Bright Star recordings, and the "indie supergroup" are set to make their live debut at T In The Park.
Lightbody told nme.com: "It's all thanks to Lou Barlow in a way. He did three gigs at Nice N' Sleazy in January and everyone was there. I went around drunkenly saying, 'I've started a band called Reindeer Section' - I've no idea where the name came from! - 'And would you like to be in it?'"
"I was so fired up I wrote 15 songs the day after, and was able to get everyone together to record it - everyone was really into it, and January's normally a slow month! We recorded 17 songs in ten days."
The collective include: John Cummings (Mogwai), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Richard Colburn and Mick Cooke (Belle & Sebastian), Colin MacIntyre (Mull Historical Society), Jenny Reeve (Eva), Willie Campbell and Charlie Clarke (Astrid) and fellow Jonny Quinn (Snow Patrol).
The band will make their live debut at T In The Park in Kinross on 8th July. It is hoped that Astrid, Cummings, Moffat, Reeve and hopefully Colburn and Cooke will be part of the live band. A secret gig in Belfast around this time is also planned.