NEW YORK, NY | March 09, 2016 – From side project to primary mission, the radically innovative Rare Futures are gearing up to revitalize today’s music scene. The experimental indie rock outfit fronted by multi-instrumentalist Matt Fazzi (ex- Taking Back Sunday, Atlas Genius) is set to unleash their long-awaited album on March 25, but not without revealing something new for their loyal fans.
“At the time when I wrote ‘This Is Your Future,’ I was dealing with starting over and finding my identity again as a musician and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay on the same path or say goodbye to my passion to find a new direction because my previous experiences had been so taxing,” explains Fazzi. “I needed something to lift me up and shake off the negative energy that I was carrying, and the mantra that kept coming back to me was, “this is your future, don’t just throw it all away” which I then built the rest of the song around. The message when I listen back to the song is simple: YOU are the keeper and controller of your own destiny, nobody is responsible for your happiness but you.“
Rare Futures was born from Fazzi’s desire to use knowledge from all previous experiences to forge a new sonic path, and appropriately so, the band’s latest track titled “This Is Your Future” features the musical styling of fellow Taking Back Sunday-alum Matt Rubano. The ambient and entrancing song combines past and future to create a song full of heavy rock rhythm, Motown soul, and 80’s synthesizers fit to thrill listeners here in the present. Today, Rare Futures are teaming up with Rock Sound to share “This Is Your Future,” which you can listen to below!
Pre-Order This Is Your Brain On Love Here – rarefuturesmusic.com
And while you’re at it, check out this super intricate and mega rad stop-motion music video for “The Pressure”
Rare Futures On Tour with The Dear Hunter and O’Brother
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
May 17 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
May 18 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 20 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
May 21 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues
May 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
May 25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
May 28 – Dekalb, IL – The House Café
May 29 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
May 31 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
June 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
June 02 – Akron, OH – Musica
About Rare Futures
Rare Futures (formerly known as Happy Body Slow Brain) began as the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Matt Fazzi during his tenure with San Francisco progressive-rock band Facing New York. It started as a side-project attempting to combine Fazzi’s love of heavy rock groove, Motown soul, and 80’s synthesizers in one harmonious package. After parting ways with Facing New York in early ’08, Fazzi joined well-established rock group Taking Back Sunday for a stint that included a full-length album, New Again, and 2 live releases. Having continually pursued his own creative endeavors throughout, Fazzi left Taking Back Sunday in mid-2010 and immediately turned his full attention to Rare Futures. He brought the project to life by self-releasing an enchanting full-length album, 2010’s Dreams of Water, a mellow collection of acoustic B-sides called the SLEEPY EP(2012), and the LIVE EP (2014). In support of truly embracing this project’s potential, Rare Futures has performed alongside countless notable acts including The Fall of Troy, Glassjaw, Maps & Atlases, RX Bandits, The Matches, Night Verses, O’Brother, and Night Riots.
As a “hired gun,” Fazzi has also played guitar and keyboards for bands such as Atlas Genius, The Dear Hunter, Into It Over It and A Great Big Pile of Leaves. Rare Futures was born out of the desire to use knowledge from all previous experiences to forge a new path bound to entice both newcomers and long time fans. The band has kept anticipation high for years with hints of a new album, and the time is finally right. With a new name and more determination than ever, Rare Futures will release their long awaited album, titled ‘This Is Your Brain On Love,’ on March 25, 2016 via In The Clouds Records and Fazzi’s own Cerebral Music Group.