A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Future Bible Heroes to release "Partygoing," plus retrospective box set!

Here it is, folks!  The news I've been waiting to report since I started this blog!  THE NEW FUTURE BIBLE HEROES ALBUM IS COMING OUT THIS YEAR!!!  It is entitled Partygoing and it's going to look a lot like this:

The release date is June 4th, via Merge Records!  And, if that isn't enough for you, then get a load of this: on top of that, FBH will be releasing a retrospective box set of ALL their previously recorded material, entitled Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing.  The box set will be released in both CD and vinyl formats, marking not only the first time that these albums are available worldwide, but also the first time they are available in vinyl format.

The box set's cover will look like this:

More information can be found at House of Tomorrow and the Merge Records website.

I'm shaking as I type this I am so excited!  I would have been thrilled for a new album alone, but ALL the FBH material coming to vinyl!?!?  Why is the world so good to me these days?

EDITED TO ADD: OMG you can totally go here and hear a brand new Claudia-sung Future Bible Heroes track entitled "Living, Loving, Partygoing!"  It's remarkable, of course.  Also: there is a track entitled "Satan, Your Way is a Hard One," which was the title of the abandoned Gothic Archies single and I'm confused and delighted and is it obvious I'm freaking out a little?

Friday, March 15, 2013

My Bowie

Stephin Merritt wrote this really touching article about David Bowie for Out Magazine.  All of the topics involved (Stephin Merritt, David Bowie, gender politics, fun) are extremely important to me, so I recommend the article on a lot of counts.  Check it out!