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Tales Of Love And Karaoke; Future Bible Heroes

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Monday, August 05, 2013

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In this episode: Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield talks about his new karaoke-themed memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes.

Then, members of the Soundcheck staff share some karaoke hits and misses, and ask listeners to do the same.

And synth pop group Future Bible Heroes -- anchored by Magnetic Fields members Stephin Merritt, Claudia Gonson, and electronic musician Chris Ewen -- drop by the Soundcheck studio to perform songs from its first full-length album since 2002, Partygoing

Guests:

Stephin Merritt and Rob Sheffield

A Karaoke-Soaked Memoir: Rob Sheffield's 'Turn Around Bright Eyes'

Karaoke and the idea of becoming whole again are at the heart of Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield’s newest memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke.

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Watch: Future Bible Heroes, Live On Soundcheck

Hear synth-pop band Future Bible Heroes -- led by vocalist and lyricist Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, Boston-based DJ Chris Ewen and Magnetic Fields member Claudia Gonson -- perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Bill Murray, doing his hilarious, and boozy rendition of '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding' in the film 'Lost In Translation.'

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Soundcheck's Joel Meyer reflects on his go-to karaoke songs and his biggest fail moment at the mic.

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Download This: Firehorse

The enigmatic electro-pop band Firehorse plays at Glasslands Monday. Download "Bloodstream."

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