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Future Clouds and Radar


Austin TX

Future Clouds and Radar, Austin practitioners of 'sprawling orchestral art rock,' (New Yorker) released their celebrated eponymous double-disc debut in 2007 and followed it in the fall of 2008 with the equally impressive Peoria. This storied ensemble whose live show can feature anywhere from 5 to up to 16 musicians at a time is the creation of Robert Harrison, best known as the leader of Austin cult-garage-heroes, Cotton Mather. Though FCAR has kept a relatively low profile over the last two years while Harrison has turned his attention to producing other artists, the band plans to perform at SXSW 2011 and will commence work on new studio recordings shortly thereafter. Here's how the blog 3Hive describes the music of Future Clouds and Radar.... "The name might lead you to believe you've discovered a bedroom-dwelling nocturne with a sampler and a laptop, but in fact it's an apt choice for Robert Harrison's (Cotton Mather) lilting latest project. Harrison is a friend of the gee-tar, which makes sense for an album recorded outside of Austin. But he's also a purveyor of all the little things that make for twinkling psychedelic pop. Floating through these catchy songs about SubUrbia and jumping from Harrison's Lennon-esque tongue are touches of bouyant pop maestros past and present: the Beatles, Flaming Lips, Beach Boys, Mercury Rev, Wilco, and Austin's own 13th Floor Elevators. Not that you need such name-dropping to ride Future Clouds and Radar's wave, but you may as well know ahead of time that you're in for an aural vacation as well as a trip."


Friday March 18



Easy Tiger


709 E 6th St

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