FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

The Avener – “Panama”

I got sucked into this one pretty quickly. The twangy guitar sets the scene of this barren Western showdown, and then the groove hits. The production quality is superb, as you can distinguish between each crisp beat and the horns don’t sound tinny, but rather atmospheric. A little eccentric house music on this Futuristic Friday.

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FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

In light of “Throwback Thursday” or “#tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

Public Service Broadcasting – “Gagarin”

The new album by Public Service Broadcasting, “Race For Space” fits succinctly within our “Futuristic Friday” theme. 1) It’s otherworldly. “Gagarin” features radio or TV clips describing the first man to journey into outer space and orbit the earth, Russian astronaut Yuri Alkseyevich Gagarin. 2) It’s infectiously funky. That horn section. 3) See video. I definitely see a resemblance to the Capital Cities’ jam “Farrah Fawcett Hair,” below. Happy weekend.


FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

Mariachi El Bronx – “Wildfires” & “High Tide”

Going from hardcore punk rock to Mariachi music is difficult to imagine, but the Mariachi El Bronx have done just that. Most known for their punk band The Bronx, vocalist Matt Caughthran and Co. went a whole different direction in April 2007 under an alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx. The band experiments with electronic and pop undertones along with the classic rhythmic shuffling of mariachi music. It’s whimsical and daring and is this week’s Futuristic Friday.

“Wildfires”

“High Tide”

FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

Roger Sellers- “Spectrolite” & “Lates”

Hailing from the music town of Austin, Roger Sellers displays all of his talents on his solo album Primitives. He does it all. He is the musician, lyricist, composer, sound engineer and producer on all of these tracks. The length of the songs gives Roger the chance to let each of the instruments expand, breathe and then expand again. Here are two of my favorite songs: “Spectrolite” and “Lates.”

FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

Slumberjack-Body Cry (feat. Father Dude)

Trap has obviously been making its way into mainstream Hip-Hop, but not in the way the Australian duo, Slumberjack seamlessly interweaves it into this sultry R&B song. This is the lead track off their self-titled EP, and while I initially hesitated knowing that Trap is not my go-to genre, the tightness of each timely hit and the overlay of jazz chords sold me on this week’s Futuristic Friday.

FUTURISTIC FRIDAY

Plastic Mermaids-“Saturn”

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

Our first song, “Saturn,” is by the group Plastic Mermaids, a five piece band from the Isle of Wight. The name alone implicates an interstellar journey into the unknown abyss.