Future Heart, Fruit & Flowers
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Plastic Picnic is made up of four Pacific Northwest transplants who were brought together by a mutual friend after moving to New York.
In 2017, the four piece teamed up with producers Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Ariel Loh (Yoke Lore) to record their debut EP released late last year.
Described as an “indie post rock project soundtracking a John Hughes movie,” Plastic Picnic achieves the cinematic pop-nostalgia of the 1980s with their atmospheric synth and guitar work.
“Plastic Picnic has a knack for making synthesizers sound epic” - NPR
Future Heart is an eight-piece, Brooklyn-based, eclectic band, made up largely of North Carolina natives, with transplants from Texas and Maine. They are perhaps best-described as Psych Pop, though if that means nothing to you, be assured you're not alone.
How about this: Picture a party--a fun one--a sweaty party. Picture some drinks, dancing, maybe some weird outfits and hair. Now picture a band on stage. Picture Future Heart (see photo section if you need help). Now picture some damp, but otherwise approachable people throbbing around the floor to a driving beat, while humming a melody. Picture a guy in the corner who's not that into it. Get rid of him. Picture five beautiful women instead. And some fellas--whatever you want.
Good picture, right? That's probably as close as we can get you if you haven't heard the music.
You might be thinking, Okay, I'm done reading that last sentence. Now I wanna know about their influences.
Future Heart pulls from a potpourri of creative work for inspiration, ranging from The Talking Heads to John Coltrane--from James Brown to Fela Kuti--from Earth Wind & Fire to Elliott Smith--from Czeslaw Milosz to Steve Wilkos.
Sounds great, but what's the catch? What is it they want?
You. Future Heart wants you. Their silly music means nothing if YOU don't listen to it. Future Heart could talk all day about "influences this, North Carolina that," but at the end of the day, they know the music is what counts. They may be handsome and cool, but they sure ain't stupid.
Why I should I listen to Future Heart?
You're already on their website, for one. Secondly (and they would never say this themselves), it's safe to say they've got some marginal talent. To call them "music experts" might be pushing it, but members of Future Heart have honed their skills with groups such as (but not limited to) Reptar, Yeasayer, Trioscapes, Between the Buried and Me, Mean Little Blanket, and The Brand New Life.
Fruit & Flowers
Prepare to be inspired, and have your little paws rocked like no wolf before.