Right Away, Great Captain!
“The Church of the Good Thief”
Today, Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull releases “The Church of the Good Thief,” the third album in the trilogy of his solo project, Right Away, Great Captain!
This new chapter completes the tale Hull began on 2006’s “The Bitter End” and 2008’s “The Eventually Home” of a sailor who, upon discovering his wife cheating on him with his brother, runs away to sea and gradually descends into a vengeful rage.
Hull intentionally created an album to close out this trilogy that sounds and feels as solitary as the conflicted emotions that the character is experiencing. “Both of the previous albums contained a lot of different settings, but my hope on this record was to have it sound like a man in a jail cell with just a guitar and a piano,” he says. “I wanted my voice to be used as a narrative during his isolation.” Hull spent last winter recording during his breaks from touring, and as with the first two Right Away, Great Captain! records (and the entire Manchester Orchestra catalog), teamed up with his longtime producer/collaborator Dan Hannon. The album was recorded in Hannon’s living room studio in Atlanta, and mixed by Hannon, Hull, another longtime studio collaborator, Brad Fisher; and Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC.
stream/download “When I Met Death” at Rolling Stone:
stream/download “I Am Aware” at RCRD LBL:
stream “Blame” at Property Of Zack:
“[Hull’s] most cohesive effort to date.” – Alter The Press
“Hull leaves you on your knees starving for more material.” – Substream Music Press
“Without a listen to Right Away, Great Captain!, the scope of his brilliance may never be fully comprehended.” – Property of Zack
“Hull’s subtle poetry is a breath of fresh air.” – Muzik Dizcovery
Hull will support the album with a brief Midwest and East Coast solo tour in July:
July 11 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
July 12 — Pontiac, MI — The Pike Room
July 13 — Akron, OH — Musica
July 15 — Pittsburgh, PA — Shadow Lounge July 17 — Hoboken, NJ — Maxwell’s July 18 — Hamden, CT — The Space July 19 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall July 20 — Philadelphia, PA — North Star Bar July 21 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar July 22 — Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory