Future Of What premiered the first video, “Back To The City”, off their debut EP Moonstruck today on Consequence Of Sound. Directed by Daniel Fetherston and Joanne Nucho, the clip can now be viewed and shared via here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/06/video-future-of-what-back-to-the-city-cos-premiere/. The Moonstruck EP, after premiering as a full stream and download on The Fader last week, was officially released today as a free download via the band’s Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/futureofwhat.
Brooklyn-based Future Of What was recently featured alongside first single “I Wait For You” in NME’s ‘The Buzz’ column, as well as in the Village Voice’s Sound Of The City blog, RCRD LBL, and AOL Music’s Spinner. Spinner is also streaming the EP in full all week: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/13.
The four-piece band – Blair, Sam Axelrod, Max Kotelchuck, Seth Waldstein – is a new project from Blair, whose debut album, Die Young, was released by Autumn Tone Records in 2010. Blair wrote the songs on Moonstruck over the course of 2011 while on the road with bands including Neon Indian, Quasi, The Blow, and Say Hi. Home from tour, she found she wanted to play in a collaborative band setting and quickly, one came together: Waldstein had been playing drums with her since 2010; she met Axelrod, who’d played in Chicago band The Narrator, through mutual friends; and he knew Kotelchuck through his sister.
The newly dubbed Future Of What further fleshed out and arranged Blair’s songs, and began rehearsing in January 2012. After playing their first show in February (opening for a sold out Mirah), the band recorded and mixed Moonstruckwith Daniel Schlett (Here We Go Magic, Friends, DIIV) at Strange Weather studio in Brooklyn, NY over four days in March.