Future Historians
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Future Historians

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"Willamette Week, Feb. 2009"

[ROCK TO THE FUTURE] A departure from his crisp pop work with local
trio the Crosswalks, Dave Shur drops the drumsticks in favor of an
acoustic guitar for Future Historians. The five-piece band leans toward
the rootsier side of the spectrum, offering a hybridization of
folk-country and Shur’s unique wordplay, highlighting his strong knack
for catchy vocal melodies interspersed with strong indie hooks. The end
product is at once jarring and soothing, drifting between the upbeat
and the lucid with a fluidity that sucks you right in and keeps you
listening. AP KRYZA.
- Willamette Week


Future Historians EP - King of Hearts Records 2008
"Family Tree" - Willamette Week Christmas Compilation 2008
Full lenth record - due out fall 2009



Future Historians was started by songwriter Dave Shur as a recording project, with the basic goal of simplicity and honesty in the music. A permanent band formed in the process with some of the players on the record and their super cool friends. The band is focused entirely on the songs themselves, with arrangements ranging from stark and minimal to layered and rocking. The most famous influences are Neil Young, The Kinks, Paul Simon and Wilco, but even more influential than those are the numerous and diverse bands of Portland that have shaped us as musicians over the last several years.