It’s going to be a busy couple of months for British alt-rockers Elbow. Starting next week, their original song will be used as the theme for the 2012 Olympics. The band also announced that they’lll release a b-side compilation callled Dead in the Boot on Aug.13.
The collection—a nod to their debut album Asleep in the Back—contains 13 tracks spanning the length of the band’s 15-year career.
“None of our B-sides are album rejects. It’s a different space, usually just post finishing an album when all the members of Elbow are chiming and feeling very creative. This gives Dead in the Boot a real late night vibe,” frontman Guy Garvey said of the compilation.
You can find more details about Dead in the Boot over here, and check out an exhilarating promo for the Olympics theme below.