St. John's Fair

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    “A lovingly-burnished reverie from enlightened caretakers of this New South.” -- Paste Magazine

    "One of the finest albums of the year. Pure Americana at its absolute best. 9/10." -- Spill Magazine

    "One of the Americana genre's most promising up-and-coming groups." -- Exclaim!

    "The word 'supergroup' can be something of a catch-all for musical collaborations, but new band Future Lives truly embody the word." -- American Songwriter

    "The album you put on when you’ve finally cleared the party of people you invited because you had to, and you start breaking out the good beer from the fridge in the basement." -- Modern Vinyl

    "Americana-tinged road songs that are ready to inspire and delight eager listeners." -- Mother Church Pew

    "It’s the best sort of orchestrated pop music, offering up lighthearted joy for us all. This is just the sort of gem you expect from a band hailing from Athens." -- Austin Town Hall

    "The newly formed supergroup have an inviting personality to their music, spiraling through multiple genres and moods with taste." -- New Noise Magazine

    "The album is awash with beautifully developed songs...delivered by some very talented musicians and vocalists." -- Bee Hive Candy

    “Only a churl would criticise an album that comes with such a heartwarming tale.” -- Echoes and Dust

    “The band’s debut album takes Hanick’s melody-driven songwriting and infuses it with an ambling, pastoral quality befitting a shaded, porch-prone respite.” -- Flagpole Magazine

    "The word 'supergroup' gets tossed around quite a bit around Future Lives, which is okay and all, but what really matters is the collective’s heady, expansive songwriting and gift for melody." -- Immersive Atlanta

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  • "The pedigree of the members who play on the latest Future Lives LP should grab your attention; you’ve got players from King of Prussia, Drive by Truckers, Japancakes and more. They’ve quietly announced their debut album, Mansions, which comes out on June 27th via Soft Magic Records, so perhaps we should visit their music. There’s almost a folk indiepop vibe going on, interwoven with pedal steel and strings; it’s the best sort of orchestrated pop music, offering up lighthearted joy for us all. This is just the sort of gem you expect from a band hailing from Athens." -- Austin Town Hall

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    With artwork by Perhenrik Adolfsson and Mina Kim.

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"St. John's Fair' is taken from the album 'Mansions' that comprises of twelve tracks. The album is awash with beautifully developed songs, and although the featured track gives a reasonable flavour of the album, the music does venture into some other creative places along the way. Overall it's a very fine collection of songs delivered by some very talented musicians and vocalists." -- Beehive Candy

lyrics

Summer day, I dreamt that you’d be my lover,
Not to say, I caught more than your hair.

I lost you on the bus, caught the scent of another.
Picked you up, and we were floating on air.

Beside you in the queue,
At St. John’s Fair.

That night, I felt like I couldn’t breathe.
What’s right? You belong here with me.

My heart would surely bust if you favored another,
Is it me, or were we floating on air?

Beside you in the queue,
The future in our view,
Everything was new again,
At St. John’s Fair.

And you swung to me in echoed silence,
Violets in your hair.
And you come to me with love.
At St. John’s Fair.

Winter’s day, A rather howling December.
Some may say, We’re entwined by the hair.

Beside you on the bus, I can’t think of another,
The sunshine (that’s fine) has taken away our every care.

Beside you in the queue,
The future in our view,
Everything was new again,
Everything was new again,
Everyone is new again,
At St. John’s Fair.

credits

from Mansions, released June 27, 2017

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Future Lives Athens, Georgia

Future Lives is a spirit folk band from Athens w/ Brandon Taj Hanick (King of Prussia), John Neff (Drive-By Truckers/Japancakes/), Nick & Sarah Robbins (Velveteen Pink), Benji Barton (Boulevard) and Cameron Steuart.

The band recorded its debut album w/ Jesse Mangum (Black Kids, Elf Power) & mixed w/ John Keane (R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo, Vic Chesnutt), though most of what Future Lives does is DIY AF.
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