THE FUTURE BIBLE HEROES Announce Nationwide Tour
Future Bible Heroes, one of the musical projects from the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, will embark on a nationwide tour this summer in support of their upcoming album Partygoing, out June 4 on Merge Records. Stephin Merrit's longtime friend and collaborator Christopher Ewen composes the instrumental backing tracks, and the Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson joins Merritt on lead vocals. For the band's first live dates since 2002, the Future Bible Heroes ensemble for will consist of Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, Christopher Ewen and Anthony Kaczynski. Unfortunately, due to ear issues, Stephin will not be able to perform on this tour. You can stream the new album track "Living, Loving, Partygoing" on Soundcloud.
A new interview video with Claudia, Stephin and Chris, "Catching up With Future Bible Heroes" is now onYouTube. The video is directed by JL Aronson (Danielson: A Family Movie, Last Summer at Coney Island) and features photographs by Kimberly Butler and Gail O'Hara. The video shows the band hanging out and talking about the old days as well as the new.
The Future Bible Heroes' new album, Partygoing, features a number of songs that meditate upon both the good and bad sides of parties: there's the fun, and then there's the morning after. Running themes for this album,whose melodies and lyrics are all penned by Stephin Merritt, are drinking, dancing, and death.
In addition to Partygoing, the catalog compilation Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing. will also be released June 4. The compilation marks the first time the original Future Bible Heroes catalog has been available in one place. In addition to the three full-length albums, the CD collection includes a fourth disc that compiles the band's three EPs-The Lonely Robot, I'm Lonely (And I Love It), and Lonely Days-plus several tracks from outside compilations. The LP collection includes each of the three albums (Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing) on vinyl plus a download card containing all of the EP and compilation tracks as well as digital versions of the full-lengths.