Millions Now Living Will Never Die is the second album by the Chicago-based band Tortoise. Released in 1996 by Thrill Jockey Records, Millions… is renowned as a groundbreaking album for post-rock; an uncredited review from Outersound.com declares that not long after the album’s release, the group was “hailed as godfathers of the American ‘post-rock’ movement”. In 2006 and 2008 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties-curated Don’t Look Back series. The album also appears in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album’s title comes from a phrase used in the Jehovah’s Witness faith, especially in the early 1900s. It is, for instance, the title of an essay by Joseph Franklin Rutherford, who was the second president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
[Dedicated to Hans Jul – via Thomas Knak]