ankFarm Future Sounds is a unique partnership with a visionary philosophy rooted in an appreciation for great new music and an ambition to help spread the word about up-and-coming artists that are usually not yet on people’s radar in the music industry. It began in March 2003 as a mix tape for friends of Larry Little, a San Francisco-based music manager and DJ. Eventually, music industry insiders caught wind of this filter for new music and the requests for copies started to flood in, giving birth to the first “official” Future Sounds compilation. Selecting tracks for all Future Sounds compilations is completely organic process not affected by politics or favors within the music industry. They are songs that stood out to Larry Little from a large pile of demos, EP’s, imports, and mp3’s because of...well, the music.
In early 2007, Future Sounds found a natural partner in TankFarm Clothing, which shares a similar musical background and a philosophy rooted in the underground, with the added benefit of bringing a unique design aesthetic to the compilations, while effectively taking Future Sounds to a whole new level of visibility. Tankfarm Future Sounds has now become a monthly compilation of up-and-comers with a circulation of 7500 copies each month, which are distributed throughout the music industry, as well as in over 1200 retail locations (including Nordstroms, Kitson, American Rag, Lisa Kline, Atrium and hundreds of fashion boutiques across the country) as a complimentary gift with purchase. The goal is for consumers to be introduced to new artists, who they would not know about otherwise.
Both the scope and awareness of Tankfarm Future Sounds has been steadily growing, with a new partnership with Myspace Records and with Billboard now featuring TankFarm Future Sounds, calling it a “super-trifecta of fashion, music and people who love both.” In October 2007, TankFarm Future Sounds will continue to support artists they love in new ways by presenting Shout Out Louds’ US Tour with fellow Swedes Johnossi, and Myspace Records’ darlings Nico Vega.
TankFarm Future Sounds featured Shout Out Louds on the 10th installment of the compilation in February 2004, more than a year before their debut album “Howl Howl Gaff Gaff” was released in the US. To read more about this tour, straight from Mr. Little, check out Larry’s blog at http://futuresounds.blogspot.com/2007/08/tankfarm-future-sounds-presents-shout.html
TankFarm Future Sounds Presents Shout Out Louds’ Fall US Tour with Johnossi and Nico Vega...
October 8th – Los Angeles, CA – LA Weekly Detour Festival**#
October 9th - San Francisco CA - The Independent
October 10th - Portland OR - Berbati's Pan
October 12th - Vancouver BC - Richards On Richards
October 13th - Seattle WA - Chop Suey
October 15th - Salt Lake City UT- Urban Lounge
October 16th - Denver CO - Bluebird Theatre
October 17th - Lawrence KS – Jackpot
October 18th - Minneapolis MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
October 19th - Chicago IL - Logan Square Auditorium
October 20th - Columbus OH - The Basement
October 22nd - Toronto ON - The Mod Club
October 23rd - Montreal QC - Caberet
October 24th - Boston MA - Paradise Rock Club
October 25th - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
October 26th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
October 27th - Hoboken NJ - Maxwell's
October 28th - Washington DC - 9.30 Club
October 29th - Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
October 30th - Carrboro NC – Cats Cradle
October 31st - Atlanta GA - The Loft
November 2nd - Austin TX - The Parish
November 3rd - Dallas TX - Granada Theatr
**Not being presented by TankFarm Future Sounds
# Nico Vega will not perform, other support to be announced
For more info on TankFarm Future Sounds, check out: http://www.tankfarmfuturesounds.com
For more info on Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, and Nico Vega, check out: http://www.myspace.com/shoutoutlouds, http://www.myspace.com/johnossi, or http://www.myspace.com/nicovega