Stateside Presents

FUTURE ISLANDS

FUTURE ISLANDS

FR/BLCK/PR

Sat, September 16, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Van Buren

Phoenix, AZ

$24.00 - $39.00

This event is 13 and over

FUTURE ISLANDS
FUTURE ISLANDS
FUTURE ISLANDS are a post-wave dance band from North Carolina, now residing in Baltimore. Future Islands play a terse yet passionate music wrought from a stripped back palette. Gerrit Welmers' cartwheeling synthesizer melodies tumble across the austere wilderness of William Cashion's post punk bass pulse, driven ever forward by Erick Murillo's ecstatic feel for rhythm.
Samuel, William and Gerrit had been writing songs together since 2003 in the guise of absurdist party project Art Lord & The Self Portraits, however it was with the arrival of Erick Murillo on drums that the band rid themselves of the mythology and masks, taking on a new motive and the name Future Islands. With the change their sound became exponentially faster and surprisingly more powerful. They quickly wrote and recorded an EP entitled 'Little Advances' in time for their first tour late 2006 and haven't looked back since.
~ www.jambase.com
FR/BLCK/PR
FR/BLCK/PR
FR/BLCK/PR is an evolving leftist platform supported by writer/producer Regan Farquhar and producer Fumitake Tamura. Through the group’s irregularly occurring talk show, the free black press radio, they’ve established their commitment to reboot the language of moral outrage by divorcing discourse from our political theatre and cultural marketplace; seating a crystal clear probe into the largest ills of our time at the helm of music maelstroms born from post-hip-hop, jazz and oratory/writing disciplines.

Rules melt away as quickly as they are established in this world within a world.

For the free black press radio, ideas at play are unapologetic, raw and act like a license for metaphor that is used to demystify social mores of the digital age to specifically unveil the truths that lie at the root of black worlds locked under capitalism’s control. Leaning of swirling soundscapes and intricate sound design, every piece/episode by the group is a suite of madness framed by an over-arching theme, such as: The Future of Language, The KKK and the Origin of Whiteness, The Fall of the Black Internationalist and The Southern Strategy.
FR/BLCK/PR is the first grouping of its sort to join Brainfeeder and has been prepping a multi-faceted debut work like none other that the label has released. Regan Farquhar also contributes writing to and co-stars in Brainfeeder films’ first release, Kuso, directed by steve(Flying Lotus) and is currently working on multiple collaborations with the artists of Brainfeeder.

Catch FR/BLCK/PR on tour with Future Islands this Fall.
Venue Information:
The Van Buren
401 W. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
http://thevanburenphx.com/