Josephine Foster returns from Never Never Land with double LP Faithful Fairy Harmony, shares new track and upcoming live dates

Josephine Foster returns from Never Never Land with double LP Faithful Fairy Harmony, shares new track and upcoming live dates
Photo: Mark Borthwick

Quick! Clap your hands if you believe in Colorado-based singer-songwriter Josephine Foster! (I’ll wait.)


Congratulations, you did it! The mystical Foster has successfully been revived! And not only that, but she’s brought a BRAND NEW DOUBLE-ALBUM’s worth of happy thoughts with her.

Entitled Faithful Fairy Harmony, the new release finds the maven “accompanying herself on guitar, piano, organ, harp & autoharp” (like you DO when you’re a supernatural badass) on an 18-song cycle which “hearken[s] back to various facets of Foster’s anachronic oeuvre.” Wow, right!? Don’t worry; there’s a lot more Walt-Dis-nified hyperbole where that came from:

Josephine raises a stained-glass lamp and shepherds us spelunking the depths of spirit in this four-part double album. Following the fame of her voice are choruses of winged entities (and a space shuttle) that ascend and descend a maze of spirituals: ritual prayers, blues laments, vestal hymns and jubilant benedictions. The edges of the natural world are revolving backdrops from which our narrator perches upon symbolic precipice or saunters desolate snow-blanched forest, exploring eternal themes of mortality and morality, beneath the moon and in occasional dialogue with a mysterious lord of love, an ambiguous mystical figure.

Faithful Fairy Harmony is out November 16 on Fire Records as a clear 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Once your clapping-hands have cooled back down, you can click here to pre-order it. And don’t forget to check out Foster’s upcoming live appearances and the album’s first taste, “Sheperd Moon Of Starry Height,” via the little magical animated square down below:

Faithful Fairy Harmony tracklisting:

LP 1:
01. Soothsayer Song A Little Song
02. The Virgin of the Snow
03. Pearl in Oyster
04. Benevolent Spring
05. Force Divine
06. All Pales Next to You
07. Lord of Love
08. Eternity

LP 2:
01. Indian Burn
02. The Peak of Paradise Adieu Color Adieu Pining Away Challenger
03. I Was Glad
04. Shepherd Moon of Starry Height
05. Little Lamb
06. Faithful Fairy Harmony

Anticipated upcoming fairy sightings:

08.24.18 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Theatre (+Lori Goldston) *
08.25.18 - Bellingham WA - The Alternative Library (+Lori Goldston) *

* Michael Hurley + Larry Yes

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