About

Based out of Montreal and Ottawa, Future States is a long distance affair, held together by the Greyhound bus and good old-fashioned friendship. Their songs straddle the line between pop and experimental; layers of weaving keys, woozy guitars, and sampled sounds all sustained by propulsive rhythms. On top of these dense textures sit pristine pop melodies and reverb-soaked harmonies.

Their latest single, Heaven, sees them experimenting with new sounds and refining their production. Recorded at The House of Miracles in Cambridge, ON with Andy Magoffin (Constantines, Shad, Jim Guthrie), the track is a study in patience. Built on a strong, constant rhythm and a simple repeated verse and chord progression, the song tumbles forward, always moving towards the next crescendo. B-Side, Bugaboo, channels the tight rhythms and vocal harmonies of late-70’s era Fleetwood Mac, a foundation augmented by bubbling synth flourishes and pitch shifted guitars.

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Press

10/08/2018 – The Line of Best Fit – Oh! Canada 31: The Best New Music from Canada

25/05/2018 – Grayowl Point – Audio/Visual Hoots: Future States, Germany Germany & more

19/05/2018 – CBC Music – 3 new songs you need to hear this week

08/05/2018 – EXCLAIM! – Future States “Heaven” (video)

14/04/2018 – One Chord To Another – Future States – Heaven/Bugaboo (Single)

05/04/2018 – The Wild Honey Pie – Future States ‘Bugaboo’

12/03/2018 – The Revue – The Matinee ’18 March 12th

05/03/2018 – The Joy of Violent Movement – Future States Releases an Upbeat Breezy and Deceptively Simple New Single

01/03/2018 – Clash – Future States’ Dream Pop Nugget ‘Heaven’ Is Aptly Named

28/02/2018 – IndieCurrent – Future States Premiere New Psych-Pop Track ‘Heaven’

14/12/2017 – Grayowl Point – Premiere: Future States x James O’Callaghan – “Causal Listener”

29/11/2017 – Popmatters – Future States – “You Got It All Wrong” (video premiere)

06/07/2017 – Ottawa Life – Bluesfest Preview

18/04/2017 – Ottawa Life – Show review ‘Luyas / YNGTH / Future States’

13/04/2017 – Apartment 613 – Podcast

12/12/2016 – Exclaim! – Future States “Sudo Su” Video Premiere

9/12/2016 – BeatRoute Magazine – Future States – Casual Listener Review

27/11/2016 – Ride The Tempo – Future States – You Got It All Wrong

4/11/2016 – Grayowl Point – One-on-One with Future States

31/10/2016 – Grid City Magazine – On Tour: Future States

28/10/2016 – THRDCOAST – REVIEW: Future States – Casual Listener

28/10/2016 – Said the Gramophone – Casual Listener (Mr. Mario)

27/10/2016 – Vice NOISEY – Future States Pull Psychedelic Rock Into the Unknown with New Album ‘Casual Listener’

25/10/2016 – Austin Town Hall – More New Music From Future States

24/10/2016 – Voir – À découvrir: Future States lance l’extrait “Apostolic”

24/10/2016 – A Pessimist is Never Disappointed – Wish You Well: A Short Review of the New Future States Album

18/10/2016 – Les Petites Manies – 5 albums à écouter pour contrer la grisaille d’octobre

17/10/2016 – Golden Mixtape – Future States: Casual Listener

03/10/2016 – Stereogum – Premiere: Future States – “Lulu”

03/10/2016 – Chart Attack – Now Hear This

14/09/2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Future States primed for ‘musical harvest’ of CityFolk

17/03/2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Hot gigs to see this week

02/03/2016 – Said the Gramophone – Get some rest when you are sick

14/02/2016 – Les Petites Manies – 4 shows que tu ne dois pas manquer ce mois-ci

09/02/2016 – Weird Canada – New Canadiana :: Future States – Cassiopeia

31/12/2015 – Bucketlist Music Reviews – Future States – Cassiopeia

21/12/2015 – Grayowl Point – Review – “Cassieopia”

15/12/2015 – Vice NOISEY – Future States Explore the Comforting Warmness of Nostalgia 

26/11/2015 – Huck Magazine – Diving for scallops with Canada’s best chef

24/02/2015 – Spacerockmountain – Scenes of a City, Vol. 9: Montréal, Qc

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