Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull Reveals ‘The Church of the Good Thief’ Release Date
Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull is going solo — again. The frontman will release the third installment in a trilogy of albums from his Right Away, Great Captain! solo project on June 12. The disc, titled ’The Church of the Good Thief,’ follows 2006′s ‘The Bitter End’ and 2008′s ‘The Eventually Home,’ and it wraps up the ongoing saga of a sailor who escapes to sea after discovering that his wife has been having an affair with his brother. He eventually returns to murder his brother and is put on trial to face the repercussions.
“I had the storyline for the first album in my head,” Hull says of the project’s genesis, “and started to write it in this other character’s body. It was really rewarding as a writer to put yourself in someone else’s position and give yourself some walls that you could not break.”
‘The Church of the Good Thief’ will be issued as an digital-only release and also as part of a part of a four-LP box set along with ’The Bitter End’ and ‘The Eventually Home.’ A deluxe edition of the box set will include a collection of unreleased songs, demos and outtakes titled ‘The Lost Sea,’ plus a handmade lyric book, a keychain and a photoprint by artist Ryan Russell — all hand-numbered and signed by Hull.