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The Future Babes

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Rockin' Out with The Future Babes"

Don’t let their youthful look fool you. The four guys that make up the band The Future Babes might be young, but the band’s work has a mature sound well beyond their years. We’ve had the pleasure of working with these talented musicians since last year, when they first came in to Madison Studios to start work on their recently released EP, and we were able to see first-hand one reason for their experienced sound -- their friendship. The four have been friends for so long they can almost communicate without even saying a word. They joke around and rib on each other constantly, but when the time comes, they all take their work very seriously.

Carson Fleishman, Ian Klin, and McClain Hendon have been friends since middle school. Andrew Evans joined the band a little later on, in high school, but he fit in immediately. “It might have looked like we were doing homework in class at school, but really we were writing songs,” Ian said. Songwriting wasn’t the only thing they were doing, they also spent afternoons and weekends playing together in each others’ basements.

“We just started jamming together, but then we decided to go to the Battle of the Bands, and the rest is history,” Andrew said.

The self-titled EP is a true showcase of the band’s diversity. Each band member admits to having different taste in music, and they bring what they love to their songwriting and playing, blending it all together to create a new sound unique to The Future Babes. Carson is inspired by folk music, old country, and blues, in particular artists like Bob Dylan and Tom Waite. Ian’s musical hero is Charlie Parker, and he also likes Elliott Smith and Nirvana. McClain says his first favorite band was Guns N’ Roses, and he likes hard rock. Andrew is also a hard rock fan. He and McClain bonded heavily over Guns N’ Roses, and he also like Pearl Jam.

The wide range of musical inspiration is evident in The Future Babes’ work. Their first EP might be classified a rock album, but you can also hear influences from swing, country, and folk making its way into their work.

The band is having a lot of fun promoting their new album, with a few events lined up through the end of the year. They’ll be playing at The Nick in Birmingham, AL on Oct. 28, as well as the King of Pops Field Day in Atlanta on Nov. 6. If you can’t make it to a concert, check out the band in this video of “Cold Blooded.”

In the meantime, The Future Babes is hard at work on their next album, and they’re looking to give fans an even bigger, better experience. “There’s going to be more songs and a lot more diversity on this next album,” Carson said. “The songs on the album are a compilation of things that have been written over the past few years, about different life experiences, so there are different moods and emotions playing into each song.”

The Future Babes bring a multitude of talent to the music they produce, but it might be their passion and energy that really have them poised for greatness. It’s an enthusiasm that has definitely rubbed off on all of us here at Madison Records. - Tanner Hendon


"The Future Babes- Review"

The Future Babes, is a band with many talents, covering over many genres of rock, which keeps their music refreshing and non repetitive. One of the key elements to a successful band is producing songs that never sound the same, which for many bands is a skill that’s sadly lacking. Creating music within almost every rock genre, from folk to pop, The Future Babes, capture the ears of their listeners with every song and lyric.
Formed in Atlanta Georgia, The Future Babes instantly garnered local attention, and taking advantage, performed for many house shows and venues, all the while cultivating their own unique colorful sound, with beautiful imagery within every lyric sung by their two charismatic lead vocalists. In 2015, The Future Babes caught the attention of well established record company, Madison Records and signed on to them, and with the supportive backing from the label, The Future Babes created their first EP.
Notable singles from the EP that really draw you into this engaging band is, As We Wake, Cold Blooded, and, You’re Not Alone. Each song continually sparked by the catchy sound of the band and their two in sync vocalists, will draw in anyone within ear shot of their sound. A key element about this band that really embraces my love for music, is the down to earth sound you can hear in each of the singer’s voices and the passionate musicianship put forth by their fellow bandmates. Keeping true to yourself and the music you play is extremely crucial when fans start to relate to the music you produce, cause at the end of the day, we want to be able to relate to the hardships and emotions that the band breathes life into.
To be able to separate yourself from the rest of the music crowd and distinctively create your own personal taste should not be taken lightly. The Future Babes prove to us that talent and humble, but yet confident hard work never goes unnoticed. - IndiePhobia


"The Future Babes- Cold Blooded"

Atlanta Georgia band, The Future Babes, got their start like so many other bands, coming together in high school. Unlike so many other high school bands though, which are short-lived and or ultimately suck, The Future Babes are a quartet who gelled together instantly.

Carson Fleischman (guitar/vocals), Ian Klin (keys/bass/vocals), McClain Hendon (drums), and Andrew Evans (lead guitar) are all talented musicians, and together they find new ways to make their music. They’ve been working hard playing everywhere, including house shows and larger venues across the South West of the USA, honing their sound by way of endlessly songwriting and performing. The band has not been content to stick to one particular formula, and oftentimes you can find the four swapping roles in an effort to try new things, such as Ian and Carson trading off lead vocal duties, or surprise piano lines.

With the help of Madison Records (who also recorded the band’s full length debut record), The Future Babes now consider themselves ready to meet a national audience.

‘Cold Blooded’ is the first single from the band’s debut release, and focuses on a fun gathering in a swanky bar. Things hit a snag when the “cold blooded bad bitch” enters the room and works her way around every member of the band, playing her game of false hopes. Pretty soon everyone is at each other’s throats and the girl leaves before her work has finally played out – it’s clear she’s done this before…

‘Cold Blooded’ is rocky and vibrant, with jangly piano and hard guitars and drums. The vocals are raw and raucous, and the whole song is fun, enticing the listener to play it over and over again.

You can find out more about The Future Babes online on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and YouTube. The Future Babes are performing live at The Nick, in Birmingham Alabama, on October 28. See their website for tickets and further information. - Essentially Pop


"NPR's Mara Davis Talks Up The Future Babes"

Upcoming Atlanta Concerts: Disco Queens And Future Babes

This weekend, Atlanta has dance floor divas, a disco inferno, a jazz bass virtuoso and much more. WABE contributor Mara Davis brings us a look ahead at some upcoming concerts for the Labor Day weekend with Morning Edition host Steve Goss. - 90.1 WABE Atlanta's NPR Station


"The Future Babes- Cold Blooded"

The Future Babes – Cold Blooded: It seems like everyone and their grandmother were in a band in high school. Most were short-lived, and most were terminally awful. Every once in awhile, however, comes a group of musicians who start young and gel instantly, vastly exceeding the expectation of a band of their age. Fast forward a few years and Atlanta’s own The Future Babes is that band.

Since their inception, they’ve been slugging it out everywhere from house shows to venues across the southwest, locking down a sound that takes timeless songwriting and adds a special color and vibe to each tune. Their first single, “Cold Blooded,” is one of those intelligent rockers. Easy to grab onto, but throw on those headphones and the brilliant textures come to life in a whole new way.

The quartet of Carson (guitar/vocals), Ian (keys/bass/vocals), McClain (drums), and Andrew (lead guitar) uses their assorted chops to find new ways to rock out. Whether it be Ian throwing down a surprise piano line, or Carson and Ian trading off lead vocal duties, they’re never content to stick with the formula. Through the help of the team at Madison Records (who also recorded their full length debut) they’re ready to introduce themselves to a national audience.

“Cold Blooded” is a classy affair with quite an edge. It begins with a fun night out in a swank, stylish bar. Everything is jovial in the room amongst the boys of The Future Babes until a certain gal enters the room. This gorgeous head turner brings the entire room to a standstill as she works her way from one unassuming bandmate to another. Each tease is just enough to give them false hope of something more and it’s only a matter of time until she’s pitted the entire room against each other. She doesn’t even need to see it play it out, because it’s clear this isn’t her first time breaking a roomful of eager men! - Artist Rack


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The Future Babes are a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, known for timeless songwriting and colorful guitar tones. Fronted by Carson Fleischman and Ian Klin, the band started as three best friends blowing off steam after school along with McClain Hendon, scruffy drummer and guitar pedal enthusiast. After putting some songs together, they quickly got completely hooked on loud guitars and unflinching lyrics. After releasing their debut, a self-titled EP, their single "Cold Blooded" caught the attention of rock fans across the country after getting spun by legendary Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. The band also found many of its fans in Germany leading to the addition of "Cold Blooded" to multiple Spotify Germany official playlists.


The band has since opened for national acts including Collective Soul and Paul Rodgers of Bad Company. Their single “Cold Blooded” has been streamed over 300 thousand times on Spotify and was played on historic radio stations like KROQ in Los Angeles and Q104 in New York. “Watch out for this band in the future, because if this is where they start, who knows where they will end." -Paste Magazine


During Covid the band, like so many others, has been unable to perform in person but that didn’t stop them from finding ways to perform digitally. The Future Babes participated in the historic 2020 iVoted Festival, the largest digital event of its kind which featured sets by Billie Eilish and Jeff Tweedy. As natives of a critical state in the election, the band was included in the iVoted Georgia segment of the festival alongside Jason Isbell, Drive-By Truckers, and The Revivalists.


The Future Babes also hosted their own livestreams, including raising money to support families struggling in Atlanta due to Covid. The band raised over $800 for Hosea Helps, a local volunteer organization.


Now, with new music recorded and a new appreciation for the privelege of performing live, the band is looking forward to getting their feet wet with 2 Atlanta shows including the Stop the Violence Rally in Piedmont Park and a fundraiser for Goodmood, a local non-profit that provides financial aid to touring bands facing uncertainty on the road. A follow up to The Future Babes EP has been recorded and will be released through Madison Records as soon as possible. 


Carson and Ian have in the meantime also toured nationally and abroad with other artists including Dylan LeBlanc, The Artisanals, and the High Divers on their respective instruments. The tours have included performances at SXSW 2019, Jam in the Van at SXSW, Pilgrimage Festival, Kaboo Del Mar, and other major festivals. These experiences have reignited their desire to get back to the music and the band plans to hit the ground running in the year to come.

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