San Francisco-based Future Twin recently announced the dual release date of July 31st for their new Resist 7″ as well as Future Twin Deluxe Edition, a limited edition cd release combining the new 7″ along with the 5-song EP/cassette Situation (which represents the first wide release for these songs, respectively). The band brings their loud, intense live show to Brooklyn this weekend for a pair of shows (tomorrow night 6/1 at the Knitting Factory and 6/3 at the Big Snow Buffalo Lodge), and today Impose premiered a new, non-album track called “Another Party,” which they describe as “a percussion-free guitar torcher, something of a reverb-laden free-jam. It’s an interesting counter point to the fiery track “Situation,” which too is available as a free download or stream.
Future Twin was originally brought together by the first all girl moped gang in San Francisco, The Lockits. They became fast friends and were soon waxing synth songs, huffing gasoline and making shred tents. Now consisting of Jean Jeanie (gtr/vox/field recordings), Antonio Roman-Alcala (drums), Jo Bleak (rhythm & bass), and Dan DK (synths & bass), their music juxtaposes a tangible beauty with an honest grit that can only come from a band birthed and breathing in San Francisco’s Mission District. In addition to performing and recording, Future Twin creates various situations from inciting groups of people to obscure their identity in public places, championing public art projects such as murals and guerilla-style outdoor music shows, and sowing the occasional renegade farm on institution occupied land. In other words, “Giving a shit is the new not giving a shit,” according to Jeanie.
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The name Future Twin comes from artist and muse, Yukako Ezoe (Lockits co-founder who works as long standing SF-based mural non-profit Precita Eyes). The concept behind the name is about imagining the type of person you want to become, and designing your life towards her or him. Taking notes from the likes of Sonic Youth, Fleetwood Mac, Animals and Men, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spiritualized, 90’s punk band Hickey, CAVE and others, Future Twin draw inspiration and influence from disparate sources. And since the band’s inception, situations have transpired, people were motivated to get up or get out, landslides shifted the conceptual mindscape…but adaptive by design, their pirate ship keeps sailing. “We design our lives towards who we want to be, becoming our own future twin,” Jeanie declares. And their music, no doubt, embodies that sentiment.