The Knowing

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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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lyrics

Spent a long and lonely on winter on Chi-town’s broken streets.

I longed to be a winner, but vowed I won’t repeat.

You said, “Come on back to Georgia, and I’ll be here!”

And I had to go, I had to go.

With eyes like that I really need to know, I need to know.

You had me at the first drink, singing, “My how you had grown.”

We had no use for small speak, of all those years ago.

I said tell me anywhere and I will be there!

I’ll always go, I’ll always show.

With love like yours I really need to know. I need to know.

The hum of haunted highways is still ringing in my mind,

But the only vow I’m taking is to lay right by your side.

If they said there might be better, I don’t need that. I wouldn’t go. I couldn’t go.

With love like ours, we’ll never need to know, what we don’t know.

With love like ours, we’ll always seem to know. We’ll always know.

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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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