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In Summer 2013 four desert rats living in Albuquerque won a place in New Mexico’s heart with a salad of musical genres sounding like Michael McDonald produced by Merzbow. Having proven their dancefloor potential to fried audiences across the country time and again, they continue to mesmerize and confound when, as the rings of neptune reveal the mouse shadow on jupiter’s second moon; they reunite as a trio.
Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars is emotionally rooted in thecontemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock and expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often times overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor. The group couples these drastically varied, yet complementary components with the recurrent flurries of heart-wrenching vocals, creating an aura of earnest exhilaration and beauty. Laced with technicality and the prowess of control, Future Scars construct a sound balanced in adversity, soothing and cathartic yet all the while anxious with anticipation. Undergoing a line-up change in late 2017 in the midst of writing the group’s debut full length and follow-up to their 2016 EP debut, Future Scars has grown into a foursome comprised of the group’s original front-woman, Eliza Lutz, with Paul Wagner on bass, Marcus DiFilippo on drums and Dylan Blanchard on keys.
Received is the duo of musician/producers Daniel Orban and Patrick DeBonis. Their music explores subtle variation in texture alongside drastic spatial shifts, all the while manicuring the groove like a virtual bonsai. After a strong first year of shows and a poignant debut cassette, Received has assembled a small army of followers and is poised to expand R&D into laser technology.