Rare Futures (NYC) and Gavin Castleton (PDX) have joined forces to reinterpret four songs by golden-era artists: Sade, Chicago, Hall and Oats, and Tears For Fears. The FutureCastle EP will be available on a month-long US tour featuring a space-age boudoir-themed collaborative headlining set. In the Clouds Records, a boutique vinyl and screen-printing shop, will sell 20 limited edition merch bundles (comprised of a screen print, t-shirt and hand-pressed 10â€ vinyl EP) for each show on the tour.
Gavin Castleton, keyboardist/backing vocalist for The Dear Hunter and pop solo artist, has released a slew of bizarre concept records over the past decade. Heâ€™s worked with Seal, performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show, and toured the world both as a solo artist and member of Sage Francis, Courtney Marie Andrews, Paranoid Social Club and Gruvis Malt. Castletonâ€™s latest recording, The Punchline EP (which features a song about the Predator hunting Trump) was released in Sept 2016 on Cave & Canary.
Rare Futures (formerly known as Happy Body Slow Brain) is a rock band whose members have toured in bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Atlas Genius, RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, Into It Over It, Envy On the Coast, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves and the Ben Kenney Band. The bandâ€™s second LP, This Is Your Brain On Love was released by CMG in March 2016.