Friends and label-mates from Santa Fe, Future Scars and Blanchard, bring their music to Austin, TX for the first time! It's a special homecoming for Blanchard's frontman, Dylan, who grew up here and spent many an evening drinking coffee with friends right here at Spider House with the some of the other folks on the bill tonight, like Austin's own Ooni and taft!
BLANCHARD (Santa Fe)
Steeped in the tradition and belief that rock and pop music can be both a means of entertainment as well as a form of art, multi-instrumentalist and Santa Fe-based musician Dylan Blanchard has worked extensively as a collaborator with that in mind. Now he decided he’s ready to step, both proverbially and literally, from the back of the stage where he’s more experienced and comfortable, up to the front.
With his ear sharpened for the many different ways songs can speak to their listeners and the possibilities for instrumentation and arrangement to transport a great song to the level of a moving and transformative listening experience, it felt like time to let his songwriting speak with its own voice. The new 7” record, “A Ghost in Arroyo Hondo (Just One of Many)” out on Matron Records this July, marks the first time since his years at the College of Santa Fe that Dylan went into the studio to create something entirely his own. The result is a taste of what will be more to come. Contrasting styles, timbres, and influences come together to make something at times both catchy and dissonant, energetic and dark, joyful and sad.
"...effortlessly from indie pop to psychedelia to atmospheric electronica—taking listeners on an ever-shifting sonic journey."
FUTURE SCARS (Santa Fe)
Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars is emotionally rooted in the contemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock and expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often times overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor. The group couples these drastically varied, yet complementary components with the recurrent flurries of heart-wrenching vocals, creating an aura of earnest exhilaration and beauty. Laced with technicality and the prowess of control, Future Scars construct a sound balanced in adversity, soothing and cathartic yet all the while anxious with anticipation.
Undergoing a line-up change in late 2017 in the midst of writing the group's debut full length and follow-up to their 2016 EP debut, Future Scars has grown into a foursome comprised of the group's original front-woman, Eliza Lutz, with Paul Wagner on bass, Marcus DiFilippo on drums and Dylan Blanchard on keys. Future Scars record their new album this spring to be release on Matron Records in fall 2018.