Stranger Album Preorder
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Preorder the new album Stranger on CD, vinyl, or digitally, and shop limited edition bundles in the official Band of Heathens store.
Black Cat – Out Now
Animated Music Video Out Now (WATCH HERE)
Check out our new song and animated music video! Black Cat, the latest single from Stranger, is out now on all streaming platforms.
“Black Cat is based on the legend of Augustinial Fonseca, the great grandfather of an anonymous concertgoer, who told the story of Augustinial’s coming to Ellis Island as a stowaway and finding his way to an underground fighting ring in New York City around the turn of the last century,” says Gordy Quist. “He is said to have killed a panther with his bare hands and lived to be 99 years old. In this case, truth really is stranger than fiction.”
“Our friends at Song Confessional sent us the story from a ‘confession’ at the Newport Folk Festival in 2019. I wrote it the day I got the story, recorded a demo the next day, and it ended up making the final cut for songs that we would bring to Portland to record with Tucker Martine for the Stranger album.”
“This song was especially fun to record with Tucker,” who’s worked with My Morning Jacket and Modest Mouse. “He brought in the Portland-based trio Bizarre Star Strings to give this one the right attitude.”
Listen to the epic story of New York’s “Black Cat” and preorder Stranger now! BandofHeathens.com/BlackCat