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Future Generations - "Coast" (audio) (premiere)

Future Generations’ music feels freer, less the sound of Wednesday mornings and more the sound of Sunday afternoons.

Future Generations is an indie pop collegiate band in nearly every sense as the members met and began jamming together at Fordham University, jumping into the album-recording process immediately after graduating. The music, though, veers straight into summery festival territory. Instead of grounding themselves in sedate, stoic intellectualist musings, Future Generations’ music feels freer, less the sound of Wednesday mornings and more the sound of Sunday afternoons. “Coast,” off their upcoming self-titled debut, recalls the flawlessly nonchalant rock of Two Door Cinema Club and Future Generations’ Frenchkiss labelmates Passion Pit, and it doesn’t so much revel in the sunshine as let it burst from every pore.

“This song came about much differently than any other song on this record. It's the only song that I didn't write with the rest of the band,” says lead singer and pianist Eddie Gore. “I didn't expect much to come of it, but Sarah [Silva, co-writer] was able to bring some real emotion out of me and we ended up writing a great song. I came back to New York with some great lyrics and a good idea of where I wanted the production to go. So I shut myself in my dorm room for a couple of days and finished it.”

Future Generations releases July 29th via Frenchkiss Records. Stream “Coast", the album’s eighth track, below.

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