On June 4, Future Bible Heroes will release Partygoing, their first new album since 2002.
You can hear the whole album now via Pitchfork Advance. Also, tickets are now on sale for Future Bible Heroes tour dates in June and July. See below for ticket information.
Future Bible Heroes is one of the musical projects from the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, who writes all the melodies and lyrics for the band. His longtime friend and collaborator Christopher Ewen composes the instrumental backing tracks. Joining Merritt on lead vocals is the Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson.
Stephin Merritt's lyrics once again romp through territories few have the audacity to touch. There are fewer vampires and space aliens on Partygoing than on the prior two albums, though as always there are plenty of songs about dancing, drinking, and death.
Listen to Future Bible Heroes' Partygoing now at Pitchfork Advance
Their multi-disc catalog compilation, Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing., marks the first time the entire original Future Bible Heroes catalog is 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 these LP's plus the EP's and compilation tracks.
Future Bible Heroes will be hitting the road this June and July in support of their forthcoming new album, Partygoing. The live ensemble will consist of Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, Christopher Ewen and Anthony Kaczynski. These will be their first live dates since 2002. Stephin Merritt will be unable to join these dates due to ear issues.
Pre-order Future Bible Heroes’ new album Partygoing on CD as well as their 4-CD or 3-LP collection Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing. now in the Merge store. LP pre-orders will include a free Merge Records slipmat.
Future Bible Heroes on tour:
June 12 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House Chickfactor Summer Festival
July 8 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
July 9 San Francisco, CA The Independent
July 11 Portland, OR Doug Fir
July 12 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern
July 16 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
July 17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
July 21 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
July 22 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
July 23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
July 25 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
July 26 Washington, DC The Black Cat