Joan of Arc ‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’: Release date, concept, tracklist and all you need to know about the band’s final album
The album has been written and performed by the band—Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis, and Tim Kinsella
Joan of Arc, the American Indie Rock band from Chicago have announced their final album ‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’ after 25 years of making people fall in love with the indie-rock genre. The band boasts of more than twenty-five albums plus an extended-play and a live album which they released in 2003.
The final album is scheduled to release on December 4 via Joyful Noise Recordings. The last album has been written and performed by the band—Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis, and Tim Kinsella—will also feature a number of musical collaborators including Jeremy Boyle, Jenny Pulse, Nate Kinsella, and Todd Mattei.
The album’s lead single ‘Destiny Revision’ has been released with a video that shows the band’s tours through various cities along with a clip of their last legendary show performed in Berlin. About the lead single, their main vocalist Tim Kinsella said, “‘Destiny Revision’ was a personal song when it was written a couple of years ago, about winging it when your life fails to play out as you'd imagined. Unfortunately, that simple sentiment now has a much more expansive and darker resonance as all of us in America face a fascist administration using the pandemic as an opportunity to consolidate power, and we all struggle to imagine our futures.”
In a tribute to their last album, writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib opened up about the band’s impact on him. He said, “Joan of Arc consistently occupied that space for me and for so many people I loved. Prolific – almost spilling from one album directly into another before anyone could catch their breath – but also a band someone had to see to believe. A band that, in my corner of the midwest, people would line up to see live. Their shows, a type of controlled chaos. A chaos that required a close and gentle ear, or else one might miss the delicate daggers of lyric woven into the walls of sound, the walls of slow movement.”
Talking about the kind of music the Indie-rock group produced in this album, he wrote, “If one listens closely enough on this album, you hear the evolution of a set of musicians, who still have so much to offer the world, even if it isn’t in this container that some of us have gotten used to hearing them in; as ‘Good Fuck’, the duo of Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse, or ‘Aitis Band’, the project of Melina Ausikaitis, Theo Katsaounis, and Bobby Burg. There’s a dexterity, a calm, and a maturity to the sounds running through this album that have me excited to see whatever is on the horizon.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the band's final album.
‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’ will be released on December 4, Friday.
The album is a testimony to the band’s growth together and as artists who have sailed through two decades of music and reached new peaks of artistry. It also features some really personal songs written from various lived experiences of the members. The tracklist will feature ten songs and the Flexi disc will have two bonus tracks.
‘Karma Repair Kit’
‘Creature and Being’
‘The Dawn of Something’
‘Cover Letter Song’
‘Upside Down Bottomless Pit’
Watch the lead single ‘Destiny Revision’s video which was released as a teaser of what the album will carry
How to stream
The album will be available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube, Apple iTunes, and more.