Future Loves Past Celebrates Debut Album with Lushfest
After Future Loves Past finishes performing All The Luscious Plants Friday night the show will continue until two in the morning, with Snake! Snake! Snakes! and Japhy's Descent continuing inside. Saturday's bill features bands like Sundressed, St Ranger, and Vial of Sound, all of whom have attracted attention of late for their own success stories.
Palmer, shifting from artist to promoter, named some bands on the bill who could stand to earn more attention. "I'm particularly excited to see Huckleberry again. Banana Gun as well. Northern Hustle is cool, if people haven't seen them. Saddles--I don't know if a lot of people know about Saddles, but they have a really great album that they put out, and we gave them one of the best spots on Friday night."
As for Future Loves Past themselves, recording the second album is next on the agenda. Touring is a logistical problem at the moment--"Only one person in our band even has a car right now"--but the album has at least gotten them thinking about it. "Before, it wouldn't even make sense to tour--we didn't really have anything to give people. If we play for them and they like us, we're kind of at a brick wall."
In a weird way, Lushfest is both a celebration of Future Loves Past's new album and a reminder of just how much talent is out there right now, and how many great albums don't find the larger audiences they deserve. All The Luscious Plants and Future Loves Past, along with many of the bands joining them over the weekend, certainly deserve find a larger audience; over the weekend the audience they have now will come out in force to celebrate that fact.
And to just celebrate. "We're trying to create a vibe [like], 'You don't want to miss this, because you could meet your future ex-girlfriend at this event... One time I looked out and two people were making out at one of our shows, and I felt really validated by that."
Lushfest is scheduled for September 13 and 14 at The Sail Inn in Tempe; two-day passes are $15. All The Luscious Plants comes out on Common Wall Media on September 24.
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