Since 2005, Will Rhoten has spun some of Dallas’ hottest tracks under the moniker DJ Sober. Since its inception, the DJ Sober project has been a solid stable in Dallas’ arts…Read More
Wed, September 13, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bomb Factory
This event is all ageshttp://www.thebombfactory.com/event/1474411/
The Far Field refines and builds on the breakthroughs of Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming). The band began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road- testing these songs with a series of secret shows under fake names. In November 2016, they settled in with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces.
The result is Future Islands’ best set of songs yet, both an emotional summation of the themes they’ve explored over the past decade and a further distillation of their signature art-pop sound. It’s the first Future Islands record featuring live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their viral performance of “Seasons” on Letterman, and whose energy propels the band’s sound to new heights. With Congleton’s production and string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field finds Future Islands crafting soundscapes larger and more opulent than ever before, as sonically lush and expansive as they are lyrically raw and direct.
With each spin of The Far Field, Future Islands’ fifth album and second for 4AD, another of its dozen impassioned and impeccably crafted tracks will jump out as a favorite. “Shadows,” a stunner of a duet between Herring and Blondie’s Debbie Harry, offers a naked look at heartache, finding hope and power in facing pain and personal flaws head-on. Both “Time on Her Side” and “Day Glow Fire” attest to the beauty lurking in even our most painful memories, and assert that even lost love can give life deeper meaning. “North Star,” first single “Ran,” and “Beauty of the Road” all mark this as an album about taking to the road, chasing after love and self- knowledge—and coming to terms with what you find there. As Herring sings on the heartfelt “Through the Roses,”
It’s not easy, just being human
And the lights and the smoke and the screens Don’t make it better
I’m no stronger than you and I’m scared... But we can pull through—together Together
We can pull through
Drawing inspiration from their community of friends and their growing numbers of fans, The Far Field brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes: that there’s power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath—and be stronger for it. The Far Field speaks directly to the bruised but brave romantic each of us carries within. It’s forty-five minutes of brilliant pop mini- symphonies made for dancing, loving, and self-reflection; twelve beautiful reminders that one can grow and evolve while still staying true to oneself—just as this band has done for a decade now and counting.
Rules melt away as quickly as they are established in this world within a world.
For the free black press radio, ideas at play are unapologetic, raw and act like a license for metaphor that is used to demystify social mores of the digital age to specifically unveil the truths that lie at the root of black worlds locked under capitalism’s control. Leaning of swirling soundscapes and intricate sound design, every piece/episode by the group is a suite of madness framed by an over-arching theme, such as: The Future of Language, The KKK and the Origin of Whiteness, The Fall of the Black Internationalist and The Southern Strategy.
FR/BLCK/PR is the first grouping of its sort to join Brainfeeder and has been prepping a multi-faceted debut work like none other that the label has released. Regan Farquhar also contributes writing to and co-stars in Brainfeeder films’ first release, Kuso, directed by steve(Flying Lotus) and is currently working on multiple collaborations with the artists of Brainfeeder.
Catch FR/BLCK/PR on tour with Future Islands this Fall.
The Bomb Factory
2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX, 75226