Future Bible Heroes are a songwriting collaboration between Stephin Merritt (words and melodies) and Chris Ewen (instruments). They met in Boston over a decade ago, forming a bond through their mutual love of chanteuse Yma Sumac, composer John Cage, and the collecting of exotic instruments and Tiki art. After many years of friendship and musical rapport, the band has released two albums ("Memories of Love" and "Eternal Youth"), and three EP's ("I'm Lonely (and I Love It)," "Lonely Days," and "The Lonely Robot").
Chris Ewen is the former keyboardist for the 80's alternative rock band Figures On a Beach, on Sire Records. He now composes incidental music for ads and films, as well as for a solo project called The Hidden Variable. He is a popular DJ in Boston, Massachusetts, and an aficionado of all styles of music from 50's lounge to 90's synth-pop.
Future Bible Heroes is the fruitful product of Ewen's exotic electro-pop instrumentation, replete with samples ranging from Hawaiian birds to computer printers, overlaid with Merritt's exquisite pop songs and humorous lyrical style.
For their first album, "Memories of Love," vocals were provided by both Merritt and Claudia Gonson, Magnetic Fields pianist-drummer. For the second Future Bible Heroes album, "Eternal Youth," Gonson takes over as the lead vocalist on all songs.
FUTURE BIBLE HEROES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, AND CATALOG COLLECTION (03/20)
FBH: "Lonely Robot" EP Release (02/22)
FBH: "Eternal Youth" CD Release (02/22)
FBH Official Web site