Future Generations sounds like summer in New York. Riding in the back of cabs, reading in Washington Square Park and then driving out to Montauk when you get tired of sticking to the sidewalk.
The five-piece indie pop band got their start in the city, on the Bronx campus of Fordham University. They’ve come a long way from producing EPs in their dorm room, however. They signed to NYC label Frenchkiss Records and put out their debut album in 2016. The self-titled record was full of pulsing synths, shiny melodies and existential lyrics – the type not always expected in pop songs. It’s this combination that allows their sound to feel as much like a drive to the beach as it does a nostalgia you can’t quite place.
Their single “Stars” particularly has that effect, evidentially because the same song exists in an 8tracks playlist under a band called The Suits. Before preparing to crack open the indie-est plagiarism scandal of all time though, an intense sleuthing session (err, quick Google search) revealed that The Suits were, in fact, an early line-up of Future Generations. Conflict avoided.
One More Problem
Conflict, however, is the theme of their latest single “One More Problem” – a guitar-heavy track whose chorus asks “don’t you remember who you are?” According to a press release, it’s the first song collectively written by all five members of the band and a step towards more of a rock-driven sound that we will hopefully hear more of very soon. If you want more Future Generations right now though, you can see them at Welcome Campers 2017 festival in Springfield, MA.