Posts Tagged ‘future times’

Arts Roundup: Local Music Edition

XLR8R loves local record label Future Times. [XLR8R]
Berklee College of Music publication Berklee Today talks to Bluebrain about their album/app The National Mall. [Berklee Today]
Today's at-work listening: Benoit & Sergio do a summer-themed podcast for Resident Advisor. [Resident Advisor]
A deep talk with Frau Eva about their new album, Underneath Eyelids [All Our Noise]

ToDo ToDay: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

The Half Street Fairgrounds, a collection of shipping containers circled around a fallow parking lot across from Nationals Park, failed in its first attempt at becoming a destination for pop-up retail: Jewelry and clothing didn’t mix well with booze and music, the vendors said. So this summer, Fairgrounds management is doubling down on the tunes, [...]

Listen: Protect-U’s “Slow Ultra”

Local electronic duo Protect-U has found an international home for their spacey brand of leftfield house via the U.K. imprint Vibrations Records. The band, which includes the Future Times label's Mike Petillo and former Washington City Paper contributor Aaron Leitko, will release a new four-song EP on the imprint in April.
The EP consists of "four new tracks, some [...]

Arts Roundup: OK, So D.C. Does Kinda Suck Edition

Numbers Talk: Urban scholar Richard Florida has his say in the debate over whether D.C. is a good place for artists to make a living. He looks at the concentration and incomes of different types of artists in the D.C. region, New York, Philly, and Baltimore, and concludes that "D.C. seems like a not-so-great place for [...]

Don’t Be Bored: All-Local Music Edition

In a city that often looks backward musically (we get it, everybody loves Fugazi and The Dismemberment Plan), the Future Times crew is all about pushing things forward. Overseen by Mike Petillo and Andrew Field-Pickering (of the duos Protect-U and Beautiful Swimmers, shown above), the local imprint brings together global psychedelia with warm, throbbing beats [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Burberry-Clad

For a pair of mildly funky dudes, D.C.- and Berlin-based producers Benoit & Sergio have pretty aristocratic taste. In a recent feature for the website Magnetic, the gents behind this year’s fabulous “Principles”/“Everybody” EP take readers on a tour of Washington, keeping a little too close to the Burberry-clad sections of town: To Benoit, Dupont [...]

Beautiful Swimmers + John Davis = Yacht Rock?

Beautiful Swimmers want you to start your summer off slow: Margarita slow.  Captain's-hat-tilted-seaward slow. Yacht-rock slow.
The local spaced out electronica duo just released "Open Shadow," its latest 7-inch, featuring a lead vocal from Title Tracks frontman John Davis. It's beachy and syrupy in the Loggins & Messina vein. Or maybe it sounds like Seals & Crofts. [...]

Protect-U in Mathmagic Land

A fews days old, this. But it's a busy production day in the office and we could all use some cosmic grooves. Here's the latest video from D.C. electronic duo Protect-U, and it kind of reminds me of those trippy geometric montages in Donald in Mathmagic Land. The band, full disclosure, features very occasional City Paper contributor [...]

“We All Came from Punk Bands”: A Chat with Beautiful Swimmers

With the opening of U Street Music Hall and the proliferation of forward-thinking DJ nights, you may have noticed an influx of electronic music in D.C. over the past few years. As a label owner, producer, and musician, Andrew Field-Pickering of the Future Times label has been a crucial player in much of this. He [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Fan Death’s Haterade, D.C. Twitter Trends, Michelle Rhee

This week, haterate spewed everywhere. The dudes behind Fan Death Records aren't impressed with D.C.'s music—and they named names. Check out what they had to say, and the 100-plus comments—angry, amused, confused—that followed:

Fan Death Records to D.C. Bands: "Stop Sucking"
Twitter Adds Local Trending; D.C. Tweeting Skews Scatological
Arts Roundup: Michelle Rhee at Sundance Edition
New Songs for [...]

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