By: Sarah Ballagh
Release Date- October 11 2015
Download Link – http://futurestates.bandcamp.com/
The band Future States are releasing their second EP soon, which they recorded in a cabin in the Haliburton Highlands. I’m sure most certainly that was an inspirational location to do their recordings this summer. Upon my first listen a few things stood out to me, this band likes to experiment. The sounds and different styles melded into their music seems to reflect a unique electronic influence that I am noticing is coming around again, but not in the same way it was once used.
“Good Luck” reminded me a little bit of “The War on Drugs”, with the synth/electronic uses throughout the song, actually the entire EP is touching on that as an inspiration it seems. The song “Mamma Bear” came across as funky, with what I would call almost a cosmic sound.
For me this EP would be something I would probably listen to if I wanted to relax, or if I’d had a stressful day. It’s something I could throw on, get some things done or maybe even just relax on the couch for a listen.
I found the vocals to be whispery even a little bit dream-like. I’m not sure what I would really classify their genre as personally, as it does have a different sound than simply just indie rock. Maybe I would call it Indie Dream Rock?!
I would certainly keep an eye on this band- to see what they come out with next.
Get in Contact with Future States:
I wear many hats, such as working full time as an ophthalmic assistant, Birth Doula, selling Younique- and now I also have taken up writing with Canadian Beats. I have always enjoyed writing, and I am so excited to be doing it again. We all need outlets and this for me is something that I love to do. Music has always been a big part of my life, and attending concerts is one of my favorite things to do. The energy that I get from seeing a band play live is like no other, I think it’s almost an addiction for me!
I tend to lean towards rock, alternative, indie, folk and acoustic music- but I am also open to listening to something new too! Maybe I’ll see you around at a concert!