Future Islands share new track, release new split 7″ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat for Less Artists More Condos

Future Islands share new track, release new split 7″ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat for Less Artists More Condos

LAMC #2 7″ out next week, available digitally now. All digital proceeds go to charity in honor of the late LAMC
founder Ariel Panero. Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Darlings blow out Death By Audio this Wednesday July 11th.

In loving memory of their dear friend and label partner, the late Ariel Panero, the Brooklyn-based label Famous Class started the Less Artist More Condo series of 7″s. The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea. For each LAMC split 7” Famous Class asked one of their favorite bands to provide them with an unreleased track for the A-side. They were then asked to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side. Like how Ariel’s LAMC shows introduced New Yorkers to bands they might not have otherwise discovered – Famous Class hope that this series will do the same.

For the next installment in the series, Baltimore’s Future Islands contribute a dreamy new song called “Cotton Flower” which is a song about holding a bulb of cotton up to the sun, and dissecting its strange beauty while sitting in a field with someone you love. For the flipside they invited minimalist pop-punk act Ed Schrader’s Music Beat to join them on the release offering up two tracks on the b-side, “Blue Stamped Britches” and “Beautiful Transvestite”. The 7″ will be out July 17th, a day before what would have been Ariel’s 27th birthday.

Famous Class will be putting on a celebration of the release and Ariel’s contribution to the music community with a special show at Death By Audio on July 11th featuring Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and slacker-popsters Darlings.

The digital versions of LAMC No. 2 will be available for purchase on the FAMOUS CLASS bandcamp page with 100% of the proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music. Currently LAMC No. 1 can be purchased featuring A Place to Bury Strangers and Ceremony.

Pre-order the Future Islands/Ed Schrader split HERE.

July 11th /Death By Audio / Brooklyn, NY / $10

poster by Dave Singley

more info on LAMC No. 2’s artists…


Formed in January 2006, Future Islands began as a 4-piece in the small college town of Greenville, NC. Shortly after recording their debut album, their drummer quit, leaving them a trio. The band made the move to Baltimore, over some months, in the winter of 2007 to the summer of 2008. They have continued to work and release material, while extensively touring North America & Europe.

Future Islands are: William Cashion (guitars), Gerrit Welmers (synths & programming), Samuel T.Herring (words & voices)

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Before Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, the project was just Ed Schrader (der!) looping wiggy sounds to pounding drums. A 10” from four years back documents this era, though a tape on Fan Death was issued in December 2011. In 2009 Devlin Rice (also of Nuclear Power Pants) joined Ed for a one-off show. This mind meld took the left field paranoid pop that Ed was composing and added a powerful low end power chug from the jug of eternal rock and raised the whole project a more visceral live experience. Since then the band has done considerable touring with acts such as Future Islands, Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon and really whipped up some enthusiasm based on their minimal and real rock vision. This is not rock designed for centerfolds of industry magazines as much as music to burn you.


July 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (w/Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Darlings)

July 16 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works (w/Passion Pit)

July 17 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium (w/Passion Pit)

July 19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (w/Passion Pit)

July 20 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva (w/Passion Pit)

July 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Caesar Chavez Park (Launch Music Festival)

August 1 – Kalmar, SE @ Soderport

August 2 – Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser

August 3 – Oslo, NO @ Revolver

August 4 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Pustervick

August 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA

August 7 – Sibenik, CRO @ Terraneo Festival

August 8 – Paris, FR @ Glaz’art

August 9 – Cannes, FR @ Pantiero Festival

August 10 – Berlin, DE @ Schokoladen Hof Open Air

August 11 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville Festival

August 12 – Bielefeld, DE @ AJZ

August 13 – Ghent, BEL @ DOKArena (open air)

August 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg

September 2 – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic

September 3 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

September 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent

Septmeber 5 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews

September 6 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

September 7 – Portland, OR @ Branx (MusicFest NW)

September 8 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (w/Chairlift)

September 9 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar

September 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore


fri jul 13th @ strange matter in richmond, va

sat jul 14th @ glenwood coffee and books in greensboro, nc

sun jul 15th @ the milestone in charlotte, nc

tue jul 17th @ farm255 in athens, ga

wed jul 18th @ drunken unicorn in atlanta, ga

thu jul 19th @ birmingham or memphis (3rd @ bottletree, 1st @ lamplighter)

fri jul 20th @ maxines in hot springs, ar

sat jul 21st @ little rock, ar

sun jul 22nd @ lightbulb club in fayetteville, ar

tue jul 24th @ hi-lo in oklahoma ciy, ok

thu jul 26th @ beerland in austin, tx

sat jul 28th @ the train yard in las cruces, nm

mon jul 30th @ the trunkspace in phoenix, az

tue jul 31st @ downtown in el centro, ca

wed aug 1st @ the soda bar in san diego

fri aug 3rd @ the smell in los angeles, ca

sun aug 5th @ thee parkside in san francisco

wed aug 8th @ tube in portland, or

fri aug 10th @ astoria in vancouver

sat aug 11th @ the funhouse in seattle

sun aug 12th @ the red room in boise, id

tue aug 14th @ rhinoceropolis in denver, co

wed aug 15th @ duffy’s in lincoln

sat aug 18th @ quarter’s in milwaukee

wed aug 22nd @ now that’s class in cleveland, oh


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