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Future Bible Heroes: The Gospel According To Synth-Pop

Monday, August 05, 2013

Stephin Merritt performs with Future Bible Heroes in the Soundcheck studio. Stephin Merritt performs with Future Bible Heroes in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

The synth-pop ensemble Future Bible Heroes just released Partygoing, its first full-length album since 2002’s Eternal Youth. Anchored by vocalist and lyricist Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, the group's sound is crafted by Boston-based DJ Chris Ewen and Magnetic Fields member Claudia Gonson, who shares lead vocal duties with Merritt in Future Bible Heroes. 

While Merritt has since stepped out of the group's latest tour due to a hearing issue related to high volumes, he joins the band for an acoustic performance amid the band's electronic session in the Soundcheck studio.

 

 

 

For more photos, visit Soundcheck's Tumblr page.

Set List:

  • "Living, Loving, Partygoing"
  • "I'm Lonely and I Love It" (Stephin Merritt's Acoustic Version)
  • "Let's Go to Sleep (And Never Come Back)"

Guests:

Future Bible Heroes and Stephin Merritt

Comments [1]

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I'm Lonely sounds perfect for a Sesame Street episode...

Sep. 26 2013 09:06 AM

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