I discovered the Brooklyn based band Future of What from a mid-December submission announcing their upcoming debut LP, Pro Dreams. At the time, I was fully embroiled in end of the year lists and revamping the website to do much more than give the band a cursory distracted listen. But, I liked what I heard and returned every few days because I couldn't quite get Blair Gimma's voice and pained stories out of my head.
The band almost murdered each other getting their debut LP recorded. Over the course of a year, they worked in seven studios across New York City and even used an attic in Massachusetts during the process. According to the band, the album is a mixed bag of many topics: living in the big city; unrequited love; what happens when love becomes requited; regret and friendship; lovers as friends; friends as lovers; Oberlin; Northampton; Marxism; capitalism; Hurricane Katrina; veganism; this ridiculous planet.
What I heard in 'Sleeping Bag Dreams' was sad, a thick streak of melancholy coloring the track. Not only lyrically, but in Blair's delivery. It's late night lonely music, the best kind if you ask me, and not to be missed. Their debut LP, Pro Dreams, is available now. Stream Sleeping Bag Dreams below, it's my Song of the Day!