FUTURE ISLANDS + THE LONE BELLOW + MONDO COZMO

FMQB Triple A Conference & 97.3 KBCO Present

FUTURE ISLANDS + THE LONE BELLOW + MONDO COZMO

Wed Aug 9

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Fox Theatre

$45.00

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AGES 21+

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Future Islands
Future Islands
The years since the release of Singles have been transformative for Future Islands, catapulting the Baltimore-‐‐based band from cult favorites to synthpop icons. As addictive songs like breakout “Seasons (Waiting on You)” turned the world on to sublime pleasures a loyal fan base already knew, this hard-‐‐touring band plowed forward, playing their 1,000th show in July 2015 and celebrating their 10th anniversary in February 2016. Now Future Islands returns at the top of their game with new album The Far Field, delivering twelve chest-‐‐pounding love songs and odes to the road as only they can.
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 humanAnd the lights and the smoke and the screensDon’t make it betterI’m no stronger than you and I’m scared…But we can pull through—together TogetherWe 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.
Mondo Cozmo
Mondo Cozmo
A disciple of Eddie Vedder (think Vitalogy-era fuck-you-to-Ticketmaster tour), Bruce Springsteen (rabid and ready to go on Born to Run), and Jack White (Coachella 2015 when Mondo Cozmo’ s wife turned to him and, “Do you think Jack White gives a fuck what his bass player thinks?”)- Thus the Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based Mohawk-ed and tattooed troubadour Mondo Cozmo was born. Think....Dylan fronting Oasis with Beck making the beats. Mondo Cozmo has the attitude of the Manchester bands of the 90s... Working class, honest, inspirational, cautiously hopeful, and socially observational. It is a bold statement demanding attention: Future festival headliner who will have the crowd singing along to every word while the sun is setting and challenging everything you know about music in the process.
Mondo Cozmo by Mondo Cozmo
I am East Los Angeles but originally from Philly.
I am not sure if I graduated high school
I can be soulful one moment and screaming Sixes and Sevens the next.
I am the guy who orders 2 beers whenever I go into a bar and I pick up the phone whenever my mom calls.
I want to do whatever I want.
I want to connect with everyone. There is no demographic.

Influences:
Keith Richards, Chris Pratt (who told him not to sign to a label), 90’ s British Music
Live Show: Lyrically very blue collar - fuckin cut you Live show is gonna destroy. It's gonna fuckin kill.
Visually: Springsteen early 70's I have a sick mohawk thing happening Edgy, smokey, tattered clothing, rough, desert, sharp, every man
Stories:
In spring 2016 pretty much every radio station in Los Angeles started playing Mondo Cozmo’s bedroom demos
After hearing one song Spike Stent said "I don't care if you’ re signed or not...I'm mixing your record."Upon finding out he couldn’ t release a song because of a clearance issue Mondo Cozmo released a video stating that if you emailed his lawyer you would receive the song for free. Prompting Jason Bentley to make it the most played song on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
When asked by his record company to provide video evidence that he could actually perform his songs live, Mondo Cozmo responded with a live video of himself performing with the cell phone numbers and personal email addresses of the entire label staff scrolling across the screen - in front of a tv showing pornography.
Music “Shine”–“It’ s religiously sexy.”
“Hold On To Me”–“There was no plan or script for the video. We went to that old folks home and just filmed Anna Faris interacting with everyone. It was beautiful and real.”
“Higher”– Video stars Paz De La Huerta. "Wrote this for Paz after seeing the footage of the video shoot which was originally shot for ‘ Sixes and Sevens.”
“Sixes and Sevens”–“I got this in one vocal take and I’ m confused why people like it.”
“Come and Get It”– Spike nailed this mix. “Steven” in my manager, “Bigsy” is my old drummer. And “J-Bone” is Kasabian.

The End? “It’ s time to bring the mystery back to rock ‘ n’ roll. It’ s been missing. Don’ t expect me to say much more."
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com