FUTURE WIFE

 Future Wife

 

WE'RE GONNA DIE

a new musical collaboration from

  • Young Jean Lee, Michael Hanf, Andrew Hoepfner, 
  • Nick Jenkins, Benedict Kupstas, and Booker Stardrum.
  • FUTURE WIFE's first album We’re Gonna Die, produced by Shannon Fields, was released in August 2013. The album, like the immensely acclaimed live show on which it’s based, is a life-affirming work, comprising a cycle of songs and personal stories about the one thing we all have in common. Unlike the live show — which features Young Jean Lee performing all of the monologues — the album invites some of Young Jean's musician friends to tell the stories, including David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock), Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt (Matmos), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Colin Stetson, some of whom also contribute to the music.


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    WE'RE GONNA DIE Track Listing

    Uncle John (Adam Horovitz, monologue)

    Emily and Jenny (Kathleen Hanna, monologue) Lullaby for the Miserable (feat. Sarah Neufeld, song) Family Reunion (Sarah Neufeld, monologue)

    I Still Have You (song)

    Henry (Martin Schmidt, monologue)

    No Comfort for the Lonely (feat. Colin Stetson, song) White Hair (Drew Daniel, monologue)

    When You Get Old (song)

    Father (David Byrne, monologue)

    Beth (Laurie Anderson, monologue)

    Horrible Things (song)

    Conclusion (Colin Stetson, monologue)

    I’m Gonna Die (song)

     

    Words by YOUNG JEAN LEE

     

    Music by YOUNG JEAN LEE & TIM SIMMONDS, except 

    "When You Get Old" by YOUNG JEAN LEE, TIM SIMMONDS, & BENEDICT KUPSTAS

    "No Comfort for the Lonely" by YOUNG JEAN LEE,  TIM SIMMONDS, BENEDICT KUPSTAS, & FUTURE WIFE

     

    Monologuists: ADAM HORVITZ, KATHLEEN HANNA, SARAH NEUFELD, MARTIN SCHMIDT, DREW DANIEL, DAVID BYRNE, LAURIE ANDERSON, & COLIN STETSON

     

    Additional Musicians: SHANNON FIELDS, SARAH NEUFELD, & COLIN STETSON

     

    Produced by SHANNON FIELDS at THE RUN-IN & THE ISOKON

    Recorded, Engineered, & mixed by D. JAMES GOODWIN at THE ISOKON

    Additional engineering by BILL WITHERS

    Mastered by NATHAN JAMES at THE VAULT

    Artwork: "Thrift Store Landscape" by CHAD WYS (chadwhys.com)

    Design by Benedict Kupstas

     

    A project of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company

     

     

    Image credits (from top):
    Blaine Davis; Bart Cortright; Chad Wys & Benedict Kupstas; Bart Cortright