After two years of activity, Austin-based progressive space punk band Future Death has certainly been busy. After they released their first single in July of 2013, their debut self-titled EP was released in October of that year. After many regional tours and countless local shows, they released their debut full-length Special Victim in May of 2014 on Bloodmoss Records to much critical acclaim. The album was followed by extensive national tours in 2014 and 2015 with bands like This Will Destroy You and Boyfrndz. The band and their music was also featured in the upcoming indie slasher movie Night of the Babysitter, which will be released in the near future.
Future Death’s upcoming EP titled Cryptids on Bloodmoss sees the band utilizing the studio more with a heavier and wider element of vocal work and synthesizers from vocalist Angie Kang, as well as a more fluid and cohesive transition from track to track. This element ties in a more linear quality to the record that was less present on Special Victim, but also lent the band to more exploratory approaches to production with engineer Chico Jones (OHM Recording Facility).
From swirling, tumultuous outbursts to pummeling destruction, the controlled chaos that is Future Death is ready to be unleashed in 2014. Stripping everything to the bone, the band’s creative process is heavily linked to impulse as they capture their feelings organically and in the moment while leaving little room for conceptualization. The Austin-based band formed in 2012 as Alton Jenkins and Bill Kenny began writing and recording what later evolved into their debut EP, which was self-released in the summer of 2013. They added bassist Jeremy Humphries to the lineup and vocalist Angie Kang found them later after months of writing. Special Victim, their forthcoming debut full-length on Bloodmoss Records, was recorded and mixed by This Will Destroy You’s Alex Bhore in a funeral-home-turned-studio owned by producer John Congleton. With the creative tools at hand, Future Death took a bright, explosive approach on Special Victim. Like the band’s overall creative process, the concept of impulse is apparent throughout album itself. There’s not much time to breathe, and that’s exactly why it is such a thrilling and powerful listen.