//// RARE FUTURES meshes rock groove and a sprinkle of r&B and soul layered with 80's keyboards and synthesizers and plenty of rich melody and harmony, tipping their hat to a range of groups like Tears For Fears, Sade, Mutemath, Soundgarden, The Spinners, Foo Fighters and Jellyfish. 

ORIGIN STORY

//// RARE FUTURES (formerly known as HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN) is a Groove Rock band from New York City founded by journeyman multi-instrumentalist, Matt Fazzi (Vocals / Guitar / Keyboards).  It began as a fledgling side-project in late 2007 while with the band Facing New York, later being placed on the back-burner officially when he left them to join Taking Back Sunday for a stint from 2008 to mid-2010. Following that, Fazzi returned to the project as his main pursuit and under the original moniker, HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN, the band self-released a full-length, Dreams Of Water (2010), and two EPs, SLEEPY (2012) and LIVE (2014), all co-produced and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Against Me, Saves The Day).  Over the last several years while trying to establish HBSB, Fazzi has filled the gaps as a touring musician with groups such as RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, Atlas Genius, The Movielife, Envy On the Coast, Gavin Castleton Band, NK (North Korea), Into It Over It, and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves.

In early 2016,  a second wave began as the band's name was updated to RARE FUTURES with a renewed sense of soulful purpose, a brand new self-released full-length entitled This is Your Brain on Love (2016) and some fresh new faces joining the cadet crew. The band was rounded out by seasoned veterans, Ari Sadowitz (Guitar & Bass for Model Decoy / Heavy English / Ben Kenney Band) and Rich Bozek (Drums for Sam Waymon / Side Saddle / Saber Tooth Trio), and a revolving cast of bass badasses.   2017 saw the band team up with Gavin Castleton to form and tour as the supergroup FUTURECASTLE paired with an EP release of collaborative covers by classic artists such as Chicago, Tears For Fears, Sade and Hall & Oates. The band also returned to Rancho Recordo studios in Michigan to work again with Marc J, Hudson to film and record a live follow-up album to This is Your Brain on Love with the intention of marrying the band's past as HBSB with renditions of a couple throwback songs, and present with songs from the 2016 LP.  Their latest release, This Is Your Brain On LIVE, hit digital airwaves on 3.30.18 via the band's own label CMG Cerebral Music Group with plans for a vinyl out later this year via CMG + Umbrella Man Records.  The accompanying Live from Cadet Academy video series has been slowly rolled out via the band's youtube channel. 

RARE FUTURES is currently writing and working on their next batch of material with eyes on a possible mid-2019 release. 

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DISCOGRAPHY:

Dreams of Water (2010) - Happy Body Slow Brain 

Sleepy EP (2012) - Happy Body Slow Brain 

LIVE (2014) - Happy Body Slow Brain 

Residue [Single] for Bridge & Tunnel Soundtrack (2015) - HBSB

This is Your Brain on Love (2016) - Rare Futures

FUTURECASTLE EP (2017) - Rare Futures + Gavin Castleton

This is Your Brain on LIVE (2018) - Rare Futures 

TBA (2019) - Rare Futures  

BOOKING / PRESS / MANAGEMENT: 

Meghan Criswell - CMG Cerebral Music Group 

EMAIL: cerebralmusicgroup@gmail.com 

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Latest Release

This is Your Brain on LIVE (2018)

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RARE FUTURES //// This is Your Brain on LIVE

Rare Futures beams into Rancho Recordo and performs a live in-studio set of 9 shimmering space-age songtunes!
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  2. 2 This Is Your Future (Lost in a Black Hole) 04:28 Info Buy
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  3. 3 The Pressure 05:06 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Mercury (And Opposite Planets) 04:33 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Time. 05:30 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Worst Thing I've Ever Done 05:59 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Up Late 04:10 Info Buy
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  8. 8 No Ordinary Love 06:01 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Ride The Snake 06:13 Info Buy
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MORE MUSIC

This Is Your Brain On Love (2016)

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//// RARE FUTURES is:
Matthew Fazzi - Vocals / Guitars / Keys ||
Rich Bozek - Drums / Guitar / Vocals ||
Ari Sadowitz - Guitar / Bass / Vocals ||
Jason Holthouser - Bass ||

//// www.rarefuturesmusic.com

www.inthecloudsrecords.com
Courtesy of CMG Cerebral Music Group
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  2. 2 Reminding Me To Live 06:03 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Mercury [And Opposite Planets] 04:33 Info Buy
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  5. 5 The Pressure 05:00 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Cool My Mind | Reverie 05:22 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Worst Thing I've Ever Done 06:11 Info Buy
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  8. 8 This Is Your Future [Lost In A Black Hole] 04:32 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Your Past 03:39 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Hope [Feat. Gavin Castleton] 04:23 Info Buy
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  11. 11 You're An Island 06:38 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Standing On The Precipice 00:45 Info Buy
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REViews

This Is Your Brain On Love is a clear expression of diverse influences all miraculously colliding and coinciding. Laid back harmonies meet energetic, sometimes almost math-y guitar riffs on practically every song. The synthesizers occasionally feel right at home in a neon-tinged 80’s film while others launch into full on church organ waiting to be accompanied by a gospel choir. Matt Fazzi’s voice walks the line between soulful and soothing, maintaining it’s balance and never dipping too heavily to either side. The result is a record that you can dance with or take a breather to, either being totally natural and comfortable responses. ”

- Beyond The Stage Magazine

The best way to listen to Rare Futures’ new album, This Is Your Brain On Love, is with a pair of headphones, some free time, and your full, undivided attention. From beginning to end, all thirteen songs are intricate, full and well written, but if you find yourself distracted for too long, you’re bound to miss something incredible. It’s quite possibly the best thing about This Is Your Brain On Love - you never know what is around the next corner. ”

The Prelude Press