After an 11-year hiatus, Stephin Merritt’s dance-pop project Future Bible Heroes has reconnected and produced a new album, titled Partygoing, that will be hitting stores June 8 via Merge.
The band is composed of Merritt, fellow Magnetic Fields member Claudia Gonson and former Figures On A Beach keyboardist Christopher Ewen. Together they make cheerful synth-fueled songs that combine Merritt’s quippy lyrics, Gonson’s lithe voice and Ewen’s bubbling production. Partygoing is the band’s first full-length since 2002’s Eternal Youth, and to commemorate the special occasion, Merge will be reissuing the band’s previous albums in a huge boxset called Memories Of Love, Eternal Youth, And Partygoing, which arrives the same day as Partygoing.
View the album’s tracklist below, and give the buoyant first single, “Living, Loving, Partygoing,” a listen.
Tracklist For Partygoing:
01. A Drink Is Just The Thing
02. Sadder Than The Moon
03. Let’s Go To Sleep (And Never Come Back)
04. Satan, Your Way Is A Hard One
05. A New Kind of Town
06. All I Care About Is You
07. Living, Loving, Partygoing
08. Keep Your Children In A Coma
09. How Very Strange
10. Love Is A Luxury I Can No Longer Afford
11. Digging My Own Grave
12. Drink Nothing But Champagne
13. When Evening Falls On Tinseltown