“We’re here right now / Feels good to have each other / When it’s time to go We’ll give the feeling to another”
BEFORE THE DAY IS DONE
THE BOYS ARE BACK!
Austin’s The Band of Heathens return with Stranger, their most inventive release to date.
The album title references the famed existential Albert Camus novel and Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land, but it also touches on the “strangers” who make up the band’s loyal fan base and who continue to support the band during this period with all touring canceled.
New track “Today is Our Last Tomorrow” is a sardonic take on the divisive nature of media. “I heard it on the news, a version of the truth, was it fact packed or fiction and fable?” begins the song, and the creative video parodies the sentiment with caricatures of world leaders, politicians and media figures.
“This song is about our obsession, both as a culture, and within the media, with doom and gloom,” says co-founding member Ed Jurdi. “If you're watching the network news channels, it seems like the world is literally going to end once or twice a week. They're constantly fanning the flames of our divisions and shortcomings, with hardly a mention of the daily triumphs and victories.”