- ARTIST: Michael Feuerstack
- TITLE: Eternity Mongers
- CAT#: FMG104
- FORMAT: Vinyl, CD, Digital
- RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2024
Eternity Mongers, the latest album from Michael Feuerstack, is filled with some of the questions we ask ourselves as we navigate this beautiful and complicated world. What is the thing you live for? What is your strongest fear? What is it that makes you wonder? These twelve songs, like so many of the best songs, are born out of curiosity—a curiosity for and about all things: the world around us, the way we interact, the way we live, and the ways in which we try to live. As weighted as the subject matter of these songs at first appears, there is also a playfulness at work throughout, a sense of levity to set the balance right. Do you ever get tired of having fun?
Heading into the studio to record Eternity Mongers, Feuerstack’s aim was to create something that took the live-off-the-floor production value of a Peel session (the live-performance BBC Radio 1 music show hosted by iconic broadcaster, John Peel) and played it through an old jukebox in a diner—warm and round but with a lively presence. To capture that quality—a sound that works in parallel with many of the themes explored throughout the album—Feuerstack recorded the bed tracks at The Shed (in an actual shed) in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia with Charles Austin. The songs were recorded as live as possible and favoured rich instrumental tones, scrappy but warm overall. The result is a collection of songs that is at once familiar and utterly new. Feuerstack is pushing himself with this newest release, a departure in many ways—new sounds, new arrangements, a new approach—but Eternity Mongers also retains those familiar qualities we expect in an album from Michael Feuerstack: gorgeous, vulnerable vocals; masterfully subtle guitar work; and lyrics that reveal something new with each listen.
“absolutely delightful” – Up To Hear
“a comforting treatise on leaving and distance” – Exclaim!
“la pista ideal para darle un ambiente amigable a tu mitad de semana.” – Zone Nights