NYC electronic act MIDNIGHTCHOIR has confirmed the forthcoming release of their second album, Loverboy Molotov, a follow-up to 2016’s THE CROWN, to be released July 14, 2023.
Ahead of the LP drop, today, MIDNIGHTCHOIR shares a brand new track entitled “Into The Abyss,” along with an accompanying lyric video created with visuals from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Today, the band also shares a new B-Side cover, a rendition of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.”
The release of “Into The Abyss” follows MIDNIGHTCHOIR’s last two releases from their forthcoming album — “Molotov” (with an accompanying music video directed and edited by lead vocalist and songwriter Patrick Bobilin) and “Lovecrimes” (alongside a lyric video), and B-Side covers of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and INXS’ “Need You Tonight” (featuring guitar from David Simutis of Err0r C0de).
In the seven years since the release of their debut, THE CROWN, Bobilin ran for statewide office, was arrested repeatedly in 2020 protests, and founded a Manhattan mutual aid organization. Bobilin’s love for ’80s goth rock and pounding electronic beats, combined with his political experiences, colour the tone and tenor of the 10 songs on the album. The combinations of sex, politics, and gothic imagery explain the lyrical content and the inclusion of three covers (all out now).
MIDNIGHTCHOIR will be performing live as a two-piece lineup, including Sarah Simon (of dreampop act slagoona) alongside Shaw Davis & The Black Ties and The Third Rails at The Bowery Electric on June 26 (7 PM). Their set will also display digital visuals created by Bobilin.
Find tickets and more information HERE.
Loverboy Molotov Track Listing:
1. St. Christopher
2. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
4. Dark Youth
5. Personal Jesus
6. The Ghost
7. Need You Tonight
8. Into The Abyss
10. Rising Tide