A Future Like Ours
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Mar
22
A Future Like Ours @ Java Monkey - 425 Church St.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Every Day, Every Thought, Every Night (EP) - 2008

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Lined with unusual piano-driven scores, A Future Like Ours’ repertoire takes listeners from the bright and intellectually-happy, to the dark and selflessly-subdued, to a bipolar combination of all the above. In other words, this new Atlanta group lives and breathes eccentricity – in music form. The result: an entertaining showcase of original music, with themes drawn from blended layers of the private, public and political world in which we live and the band observes.

Influenced by the theatric stylings of Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine and the soft piano-led cynicm of Nine Inch Nails’ Still, A Future Like Ours builds from the previously-solo efforts of lead member Ken Franklin. Franklin, who began with a baby Yamaha at age 3, spent his early years by listening to music he liked and trying to play it; he was often immersed in Tori Amos sheet music, attempting to play the piano riffs of Amos’ unique style he heard on his older brother’s stereo. Along the way, Franklin was also writing melodies and performing them for friends and family. When a turbulent college period initiated the creation of lyrics, his singer-songwriter effort was off to a fast start.

This past year, the “rock band” context was brought in to surround and engulf the solo piano music – a project which now comprises the alternative piano rock of A Future Like Ours. Joining Franklin’s vocals and piano are his grad school buddies Kess Chin on guitar, Mike Oliviero on bass, and Shawn Sukumar on drums. With the eerily-funky showtune “Love Hate Monologue,” the catchy ballad “Early Days of Spring,” and the hauntingly-bright “Destroy Them,” the Every Day EP contains five very different and very distinct tunes. Together, they represent a mere fraction of the dynamic showcase offered by the band’s live performance. And now, the effort continues. . .