Razorcake Podcast #323 - Future Virgins Edition! (with Todd and Mike Faloon)
There’s a lot I cherish about Razorcake and one of the simple pleasures is sitting down with friends and listening to records. Mike Faloon and I are buddies. We live on separate sides of the county. We don’t get to hang out as much as I’d like. Mike visited me in Los Angeles for a week and he’d volleyed the idea of doing a Future Virgins podcast. The Future Virgins are one of the best bands on the planet. They also live by ideals. It’s that ultra-rare double quality that made me go, “Yup, Mike. Absolutely.” Mike wrote this stellar review of their latest record, LateRepublicon his blog for Go Metric. As Mike says, the Future Virgins are a band that makes music that matters.
The evening before we recorded this podcast, Mike and I listened to records for hours and hours. I pulled out all of my Future Virgins records, all the predecessor Future Virgins records, all my contemporary band records that feature Future Virgins members. We drank beer that he couldn’t find on his coast and listened to songs he’d never heard. It’s this great feeling of sharing something new (even when it’s old) with an old friend—someone who gets it when people half our ages have packed it in. We played certain songs over and over again. We made lists. We scribbled out selections. We worked on the song order. Mike became a Dark Rides and Sexy fan that evening. We totally fucking geeked out like the record nerds we are. My wife came in, took a picture of us and laughed, pleased to see us both so happy.
This is our document. This music helps keep us alive. This is a big reason Razorcake exists how it exists.
Future Virgins, “Gravity”
Future Virgins, “’60s Sweater”
Jack Palance Band, “Heaven”
Future Virgins, “Keep Your Faith”
Future Virgins, “Posi Jam”
Future Virgins, “Other Side”
Future Virgins, “Ruined Splendor”
Hidden Spots, “Don’t Waste Your Days”
ADD/C, “All Things Considered”
Dark Rides, “Modern Glory”
Future Virgins, “Counting Sheep”
Future Virgins, “Darkness”
Future Virgins, “Boy’s Choir”
Future Virgins, “Brokedown”
Future Virgins, “Waiting to Disappear”
Future Virgins, “Follow to the Grave”