//// 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.