The Future Laureates

The Future Laureates

 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandPopRock

The Future Laureates have played at colleges, clubs, and major festivals throughout the US. "FORTRESS SESSIONS is a record that holds up a mirror to the groups personalities. Its fun, its ambitious, and its sweet. It might be the first summer record of the year in Chicago" (Music-Defined).

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Biography

With a successful presence at SXSW and Summerfest, combined with airplay on hundreds of college radio stations across North America, The Future Laureates are celebrating with unabashed energy and triumph. Offering positive punk-rock energy with folk/pop musicianship, their sonic champagne is frothing and bubbling with their fourth studio release, EVERYTHING AT ONCE. It is seriously full of fun.

2012s FORTRESS SESSIONS and the live shows that followed cemented the bands place as an energetic force in Chicagos vibrant and diverse music scene. Josh Terzino of Music-Defined called their sold-out album release show one of the most electric shows [hes] ever seen. And thats not all. Their music has won licensing deals with a variety of shows on MTV, Showtime, Style, Discovery Networks, and Bravo! via Tinderbox music.

Touring has brought together even more fans through numerous Midwest, Southwest, and East Coast journeys as well as legendary hometown venues including Chicagos House of Blues and Metro. Theyve shared crowds with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, MGMT, The Eagles, Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, hellogoodbye, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Dawes, Smash Mouth, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Saints of Valory, The Roots, ZZ Top, Brendan Benson, GIVERS, and Thievery Corporation.

For booking, press, and other inquiries, please contact the band directly at thefuturelaureates@gmail.com

Lyrics

Sleepwalking

Written By: Danny Surico,James Hyde, Matthew Daigler

You feed me sleeping pills
While you're numbing my chest,
Slowly tracing my heart, injecting casual sex.
And once the monitor beeps, and I am under duress,
You soothe my body with your body like a temptress.
I am paralyzed. I'm a moth to your flame.
It comes as no surprise that I can barely stutter your name.
Sweating cold from your touch, every night it's the same.
While we're kissing, something's missing. You just dug the knife in.

Ohhh! I want it back, that love you stole from me.
Sleepwalking in the hallways, and I'm missing you like always.
Ohhh! I want us back the way we used to be.
Like the pictures in the hallways. Sleepwalking with you always.

Stop starting me up, only to power me down.
Your most complacent machine's the new sheriff in town.
Now the prey's in pursuit, and I'm praying aloud
That I'll be steady getting ready for the showdown.
I see fear in your eyes, you've my heart in your hand.
If I could take it, you'd be finished, but I'm only a man.
My triumphant return, but I've nowhere to land.
Now I'm thinking that I'm sinking and we're starting over.

Ohhh! I want it back, that love you stole from me.
Sleepwalking in the hallways, and I'm missing you like always.
Ohhh! I want us back the way we used to be.
Like the pictures in the hallways. Sleepwalking with you always.

Ohhh! I want it back, that love you stole from me.
Sleepwalking in the hallways, and I'm missing you like always.
Ohhh! I want us back the way we used to be.
Like the pictures in the hallways. Sleepwalking with you always.

The Afterlife

Written By: Danny Surico

Love me when the river ends, where the water bends past the shore.
Lead me when I fear the most, when we’re holy ghosts, free form.

You said, “Love is never dead, love.”
And while we’re laying six feet down,
It’s far too late to tell you how I feel, love.
But I still feel love. After this life, I’ll make it up to you.

Colleagues sought a safer course, but we wanted more for man.
Downstream are we scientists, troubled moralists, or sand?

You said, “Love is never dead, love.”
And while we’re laying six feet down,
It’s far too late to tell them how I feel, love.
But I still feel love. After this life, I’ll make it up to you.

You said, “Love is never dead, love.”
And though the world’s in peaceful slumber,
I believe we’re unencumbered by love
We’re denied of. After this life, I’ll make it up to you.

Take It As It Comes

Written By: Danny Surico

I see your glowing fire.
I seek shelter from the rain, from love and pain.
You say, “You are welcome here. But we’re responsible today if we remain.”

You could be my giving tree.
I could swing from your branches.
Love is a life of failed romances I’m learning from.
You were not what I planned on, but I’m letting love in,
And I’ll take it as it comes with you.

You’ve earned your battle wounds,
Worn by years of losing ground and self doubt.
I’ve fought the battle, too. But I take comfort in the sound of a softer wisdom now.

You could be my giving tree.
I could swing from your branches.
Love is about owning up to things that you should’ve done.
You were not what I planned on, but I’m letting love in,
And I’ll take it as it comes with you.

I have learned with love,
You can search the earth and sky, but you will find
It’s not the one you seek. It’s the company you keep, or you left behind.

You could be my giving tree.
I could swing from your branches.
Love is an outstretched hand when you can’t get up.
You were not what I planned on, but I’m letting love in,
And I’ll take it as comes.
Be my giving tree,
And I’ll swing from your branches.
Love is a life of second chances that open us
To the things we don’t plan on. I’m letting love in,
And I’ll take it as it comes with you

Sinners and Saints

Written By: Danny Surico,James Hyde

Calling all the sinners, calling all the saints.
The Lord is picking winners, the devil’s taking names.
(Ooh) Got me waiting on you
(Ooh) Got me waiting on you

Making no appearance, when they show your name.
Soon the room is clearing, we need another way
(Ooh) Got me waiting on you
(Ooh) I’m still waiting on you

It’s the same damn story that they always tell
Sheep go to heaven and you and me, well...
We plot our great escape infinite miles away.

You know those parallel lines, they will never cross
We take a different angle. We can just because
(Ooh) kept me waiting on you.
(Ooh) kept me waiting on you.

Though all the Earth is slated for two narrow fates
If we build a spaceship, we can fly away
(Ooh) no longer waiting on you.
(Ooh) now I’m escaping with you you.

It’s the same damn story that they always tell
Sheep go to heaven and you and me, well...
We plot our great escape infinite miles away.

In the final hours the lights come on
And sweetly lift us up at dawn
We plot our great escape infinite miles away.

It’s the same damn story that they always tell
Sheep go to heaven and you and me, well...


In the final hours the lights come on
And sweetly lift us up at dawn
We plot our great escape infinite miles away.

We fly so far, leave the world behind.
Infinite miles away we’ll shine.
We seek the truth now. We’ll make our own way.

Calling all the sinners. Calling all the saints.
Calling all the sinners. Calling all the saints.

Angela

Written By: Danny Surico

Make way! It’s a freight train coming through
Make way! My love’s a freight train coming through

Call it indecision; call it lack of vision, whatever you want.
As I’m sleeping in hotel rooms, I realize I miss you, I realize I want you, I realize:
We’ll be singing all the tunes at your high school reunion, one raucous song
We could see the Czech Republic; I think that you would love it, baby come on, come along.

Angela, Angie, I profess my love to you
Angela, Angie, hear that freight train coming through
Make Way! It’s a freight train coming through
Make Way! My love’s a freight train coming through

Awakening from slumber, I see your name and number light up my phone.
Pixilated you are standing, and smiling on the landing of your summer home
I’ve been seeing things more clearly and wishing you were near me so I could fade
out the static in the sound--your voice among the crowd. Just two of us for days and days and days

Angela, Angie, I profess my love to you
Angela, Angie, hear that freight train coming through
Make Way! It’s a freight train coming through
Make Way! My love’s a freight train coming through

I come to my senses. I’m all in for you.
I’m following through.
I’m falling in love with--
Come to my senses. I’m all in for you.
I’m following through.
I’m falling in love with you.
I’m falling in love with you.

Make Way! My love’s a freight train coming through
Make Way! My love’s a freight train coming through
Angela, Angie, My love’s a freight train coming through

Angela, Oh I believe, yes our love is gonna bloom.
Angela, Angie, hear that freight train coming through

Make Way! It’s a freight train coming through
Make Way! My love’s a freight train coming through