Future Fossils: Future Fossils EP
It’s all about the 808 with Future Fossils, who you may know as Kids Like Us. They’ve reincarnated for their debut self-titled EP as Future Fossils. The EP doesn’t hold back, with features from big local names like Muja Messiah and Big Zach being featured alongside some new faces such as Nazeem. Past Underachievers collaborator Nick Lewis also helped produce “Modern Antiques” on the new EP. If you had to assign these guys a primary influence, Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies would be it. Check them out at First Ave on Friday as they release their EP alongside Dead Prez. That’s right, Dead Prez is playing a local release show.
KPT: KPT ALIVE BY MACHINES
Minneapolis’s hunger for dark electronica is about to satisfied again. KPT been creeping out of the underground EDM scene since 2012, but he is about to explode if his first single says anything. “Descent” is a pulsing dark wave of electronica with submissive vocals by the Russian vocalist Jekka floating above the bass. KPT is possibly the next big Minnesota name to let the rest of the country know what we got. He will be at Bedlam Lowertown on Saturday to release the full-length alongside ACTN as they also have a release. Bones & Beeker and Devata Daun will also be performing. KPT Alive By Machines drops via Polkadot Mayhem.
Autumn Kid: Lullabies EP
Autumn Kid’s debut EP, Lullabies, isn’t whimsical, soft spoken, or anything near a lullaby. It’s the madness that comes from methodical boredom as you lay on the couch all day without a thing to do. The track “Why!?” is driven by the guitars, but not dominated. They seem to lead as generals from the behind the vocals, screaming “It’s ok to hurt” as they march through the song. Catch these guys at the Kitty Cat Klub on Friday and nab yourself a copy of the four-track EP.
Aaron Bolton is a senior at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is the music reporter at Radio K. He hopes to continue a career in music journalism.