AM – Future Sons & Daughters LP

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Future Sons & Daughters 180gm LP

A lot of musicians pay lip service to having a plethora of far-flung musical influences, but then you listen to their music and it sounds like they’ve done their best to avoid them at any cost. Citing artists as diverse as Jorge Ben, Brian Wilson, Sergio Mendes, and Curtis Mayfield, AM’s first UK album – Future Sons & Daughters – truly delivers on the sum of its parts.

AM – born in Tulsa, raised in New Orleans and currently making a home in the artsy Eastside Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake and Echo Park – releases Future Sons & Daughters in the UK on August 30th. At times sounding like Jim James of My Morning Jacket singing his way through Beck’s lost album between Mutations and Midnite Vultures, the record brings together the best of musical worlds, rippling through classic roots sounds: AM pop and rock, steamy soul and R&B, Brazilian tropicalia, British Invasion, and ‘60s Bay Area psychedelia.

Future Sons & Daughters is a tantalizing glimpse at a promising future-pop. Recorded and produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields), the record represents the full flowering of AM’s singular gifts: from the warm, sepia shaded hooks of album opener A Complete Unknown (with its addictive “Back and Forth” refrain) to the soaring vocals and softly picked guitars of Darker Days.

AM didn’t make the album alone, however: “The band really delivered on this album,” he says. “Before we got together to go over the songs I made everyone in the band a hand-picked playlist of everything I had been digging on in the last year: obscure Italian soundtracks and Brazilian music, psychedelic Turkish folk, deep cut soul and groove.”

AM’s debut album, ‘Troubled Times’ (only released in the US), was named one of the best indie albums of the year by iTunes (2006), and every song from the record was culled for use in American movies and TV shows, such as ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and MTV’s The Hills.

Currently on tour with the French electro-pop duo AIR, AM also supported Charlotte Gainsbourg on her North American tour and opened for acclaimed Brazilian songwriter Caetano Veloso in LA earlier this year. AM also performed at SXSW Festival and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Produced by Charles Newman

Produced by Charles Newman & AM

Engineered and mixed by Tom Rogers & Charles Newman

Assistant engineers: Tom Morgan & Ryan Nielson

Mastered by Tom Rogers

Remastered for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios, London (UK)

Pressed at The Vinyl Factory, Hayes (UK)

Recorded at Wilder Bros. Studios and Cottage Sounds in Los Angeles, USA (June 2008 – April 2009)

Mastered at Atomix Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Photography by Blake West. Layout and design by Jonathan Ady

All songs written by AM except ‘The Other Side’ written by AM and Rick Garcia and ‘Darker Days’ written by AM and Charles Newman.

All songs published by Edgecliffe Music ASCAP except ‘The Other Side’ published by Edgecliffe Music ASCAP and Brush Jacket Music ASCAP.

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