by Bill Pearis

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Future Bible Heroes will release their third album, Partygoing, on June 8 via Merge. If you don't know, FBH are Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merrit (lyrics, vocals), onetime Figures on a Beach member Christopher Ewen (music) and Magnetic Fields Claudia Gonson (vocals). This is their first album since 2002's Eternal Youth. It seems like a good time for the return of their bubbly synthpop. You can stream first single, "Living, Loving, Partygoing" below.

Additionally, merge are reissuing the group's three albums (I like 1997's Memories of Love a lot) and EPs onto one three-LP / four-CD collection that will be released the same day.

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