Future Chord Presents: Drugstore Ghost, Curfue, and Tulpas

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Future Chord and Charlotte, NC chamber-pop outfit Drugstore Ghost are teaming up in January for our first show of the new year and a can't miss night of cascading, dreamy soundscapes.

Find us at The Radio Room on January 25th with local support from rising Upstate electronic rockers Cufue and Greenville newcomers Tulpas

The show starts at 8pm with tickets only $7 (or $10 under 21).

Vapordance Duo Carpoolparty Joins Future Chord Roster, Relocates to Houston

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We're thrilled to welcome the extraordinary husband/wife duo Carpoolparty as the latest addition to  the Future Chord roster. Garnering over 1 million plays on YouTube, their energetic vapordance sounds are right at home with fans of  Phantogram, Purity Ring, and Crystal Castles. 

Originally formed in South Carolina, the band quietly relocated to Houston last month to begin work on their upcoming project set for 2018 -- an audio/visual experience unlike any other.

Be on the lookout for tour dates coming soon to a city near you, and join the Carpoolparty universe through their appropriate pages below.

Official Website / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify

MYFEVER Release Breathtaking Video for “Childhood Keepsake, Circa 1991"

A gorgeous soul-folk march under a coastal horizon, watch the latest from Atlanta-based trio MYFEVER and try not to wax nostalgic for those vacations of yesteryear.

MyFever pushes all the right buttons on their 2017 EP, Born For Spaces. Lead single “Golden” captures listeners in a suspended state of space with a choir of soaring guitars and massive drums. Follow-up single “Childhood Keepsake, Circa 1991” reveals a more tender, reflective and nostalgic side where there band’s hometown Florida roots shine through on every last note.

Keep up with MYFEVER’s every last move at MYFEVERband.com.

Future Chord Curates Lineup, Partners with Greenville Parks and Recreation on Get Out Greenville 2017

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We had a blast teaming up with our hometown yesterday for their annual Get Out Greenville festival to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. The event featured a 5k run and bicycle races, rock wall climbs and paddle-board demonstrations, dog tricks and coneys, and so much more.

When the city contacted us to curate the music lineup with a careful and family-friendly touch, we thought of none other than our local friends and crowd favorites in Brother OliverCourteous Monk, and Vilai Harrington.

Check out a shot above, taken by Future Chord’s own Jeremy Theall, of Courteous Monk rocking the outdoor stage.

Future Chord Fest 2017 Takes A Giant Leap Forward

For a second straight year, Future Chord Fest returned to The Spinning Jenny in Upstate, South Carolina -- this time with nearly twice the crowd size as the inaugural year and a sharpened focus on a diverse, hyperlocal lineup built around standout Charlotte indie rock headliners Junior Astronomers.

Memorable performances included the very last show by beloved Greenville college rock revivalists The Francis Vertigo; a collaborative set between Spartanburg indie-emo thumpers The Apartment Club and hip-hop head Ty Graves; and the final 2017 show from Anderson-based outfit Beket. 

Carving a name as one of the brightest up-and-coming indie festivals in the Southeast, Future Chord Fest looks to top itself once again in 2018. 

Brother Oliver Embark on Southeast Tour in Support of Upcoming New Album

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Greenville, South Carolina-based folk rockers Brother Oliver release their sophomore long-player next month, and now they’ve announced a ten date tour proudly booked by Future Chord.

Find them in a city near you, as the brothers trek across the Southeast to hit some cities for the very first time -- like South Carolina’s capital city and Georgia music hubs Savannah and Athens. 

For more information, visit BrotherOliver.com.

Future Chord Fest Reveals Official 2017 Lineup

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The biggest party of the summer in Upstate, South Carolina is ready for action and you’re officially invited! 

We’ve added local favorites Italo & The PassionsTom AngstBeket, and Sparrow’s Point to the mix alongside an already star-studded cast of regional indie bands. From folk rock to jangle pop and everything in between, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Stay tuned for the official schedule and beat the lines (and the heat) by snagging your tickets here for $15!

Wave 2 Bands Announced for Future Chord Fest 2017

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We’re thrilled to unleash the next wave of bands for Future Chord Fest!

Buckle up for Charlotte jangly indie rockers Junior Astronomers, who headline 2017 behind their stunning sophomore album Body LanguageBrother Oliver, the psychedelic folk rock band of brothers, make a return to Future Chord Fest after winning over hundreds at the inaugural festival in 2016. Finally, indie pop duo Estuarie take over their hometown of Greer in style, while The Apartment Club bring along their alternative rock bent from nearby Spartanburg.

The last wave of bands will be announced in the coming days ahead. In the meantime, make your plans to be at The Spinning Jenny on Saturday, August 12th -- and beat the lines by grabbing your tickets now!

Future Chord Fest featured in The Greenville Journal and GVL Today

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Thanks to our friends at The Greenville Journal and GVL Today for recently highlighting Future Chord Fest as a summer staple event in South Carolina.

Come see what the fuss is all about on Saturday, August 12th as we throw the biggest party of the year with Junior Astronomers, The Francis Vertigo, Brother Oliver, Wasted Wine, Italo & The Passions, Estuarie, Beket, Excons, Apricot Blush, The Apartment Club and more!

We’ll have you covered with delicious food and drinks provided by your favorite local food trucks and breweries.

Future Chord Fest 2017 Announces First Wave of Bands

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The first four bands at Future Chord Fest 2017 have been revealed, featuring a strong core of Upstate, South Carolina acts.

Setting the tone with their 90’s inspired indie rock is The Francis Vertigo, who return to The Spinning Jenny after an early summer performance there alongside The Whigs frontman Parker Gispert. Apricot Blush, the surreal indie folk project spearheaded by Jackson Wise and his revolving cast of characters, will help carry the torch for Pablo Generation. Gypsy folk punk group Wasted Wine bring along one of the most unique shows to the stage. And rounding out the first wave are the seasoned experimental pop rockers Excons.

Future Chord Fest returns to the Upstate of South Carolina this August 12th at The Spinning Jenny in Greer. Grab your Early Bird Tickets now for just $10 at http://bit.ly/2rDMTaq.

Future Chord Fest Returns on August 12th

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Future Chord Fest returns to the Upstate of South Carolina with a splash of indie magic on Saturday, August 12th.

Featuring the area's most exciting bands, we're also bringing together the best local artists, food trucks, and vendors for the most memorable night of the summer. 

Stay tuned for the first wave of band announcements, and snag your Early Bird tickets for just $10 at http://bit.ly/2rDMTaq.

Want to be a vendor, volunteer, or sponsor?

Get in touch at futurechord@gmail.com.

Hear our Favorite New Songs from June

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Blast these new songs of summer - along with the air conditioning. Take a listen to the Best Songs of June, a playlist compiled in conjunction with our friends at Forthright Records.

See what songs made the list and what we had to say about them below:


1) Small Reactions - “Sessions Street” - A blistering dose of post-punk adrenaline.

2) Roman GianArthur - “Real Love, No Shade” - Beat the heat with this soulful R&B banger.

3) Graham Patrick Ulicny (of Reptar) - Tropical pop bent by explosive mind-bending syncopation.

4) Wieuca - “Snitches Get Stitches” - Dirty dance all night to this grungy, groovy track.

5) Chief Scout - “Dead End” - Sip on this guitar pop “cool aid” with a punch.

6) Kinder Than Wolves - “Good Luck” - Dreamy, wistful indie perfect for your summer road trip playlist.

7) Dot.s - “Palms” - Toe tapping, head bobbing, pool party tune.

8) Alarm Drum - “Whisper” - Modern day "Breakfast Club" soundtrack. 

9) Devereaux - “Kapowski” - Cruise down memory lane on this 80’s inspired synth-pop jam.

10) Shasta Ray (featuring members of The Nude Party) - “I Just Need My Records” - A smooth breakup song with a bit of twang for when your summer fling gets rocky.

Track descriptions by Jeremy Theall & Bailey Burns. Forthright Records is a boutique recording and mastering studio in South Carolina and a regular partner with Future Chord.