VIDEO PREMIERE: DAVLIN "SPENT" 23 April 2018

We're so stoked to be able to premiere the new music video for our Chicago boys Davlin! These guys have been long time supporters of everything Good Future Club and write some real rippers! For this tune, they tapped our mutual friend Anthony DeMario from Capstan. Do yourself a favor and listen to both band's recent EPs.

This is the Spent, the new music video from Chicago-based post-hardcore/emo band Davlin. It is taken from their second EP, A Lifetime Spent in Gray, and features Capstan’s Anthony DeMario. The video was co-directed by Eric Elkin and Alex Zarek - Elkin capturing the performance aspect whilst Zarek handled the narrative aspects and editing.


Guitarist and vocalist Alex Zarek describes the video’s narrative imagery as a ‘visual representation of the mundane, repetitive nature that exists within the struggles of everyday life.’

“The gray seasons of our lives often last long enough to create a hazy fog that distorts and effects the things we hold close. That abstraction of our emotions can make those stretches of time feel like a blur. It is a sobering feeling to come to terms with the fact that something or someone is truly in a better place without you in their life.”

Anthony DeMario commented on the concepts behind his writing/performance on the song -

“It’s a heavy feeling when you come to the realization that a routine you feel safe with is toxic because we are all resistant to change. This song is a perfect representation of that, and when writing for the part I wanted to bring the element of dealing with these mixed emotions, while still knowing that we can take control of our own lives with certain situations to change for the better.”

A Lifetime Spent in Gray was released independently in February of 2018.

It was recorded and produced by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Capstan, The Devil Wears Prada), and mastered by Kris Crummett.

The first single and music video, Rain, was released via Dreambound in January. That video can be found here:

A Lifetime Spent in Gray
1. Rain

2. Spent (feat. Anthony DeMario of Capstan)

3. Alone

4. Half Smile

5. Treehouse

STATE CHAMPS NEW MUSIC!!!!! 20 April 2018

Our main dudes in State Champs announced their new record Living Proof this week! They released a new single banger called Dead And Gone. Check the video below. These guys are some the nicest and continue to put on one of the best shows in the genre as well as release tons of new great stuff year after year. This one was written with pop punk gods Mark Hoppus and John Feldmann. You can pre-order their new record from the Pure Noise Records site with a ton of packages here. Rip up the single and see them on Warped Tour all summer long and with Fall Out Boy this fall (out boy). Pop punk jump along.



SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 4/10/18 10 April 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. So much great new music was released the last week. New releases from The Wonder Years, Underoath, Panic! At The Disco, Grandson, Culture Abuse, Save Face, The Fever 333, LIMBS, The Get Up Kids, The Front Bottoms, Save Face, familypet, Dance Gavin Dance and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 13 March 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from The Wonder Years, Punchline, Remo Drive, Moose Blood, Teenage Wrist, The Maine, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Lume, Gatherers, Taken and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9


8123 PODCAST 10 March 2018

A few weeks back, I got a chance to chat with my dear friends Pat and Garrett from the killer band The Maine. I met these guys 12 years ago as they passed through Illinois on their first ever tour as The Maine. They played a small hole in the wall venue in a strip mall in front of maybe 40 people and it was clear they were going to do something special even that early on. I tried to sign them to Fueled By Ramen all the way back then but they passed (we talk about it in the interview!) We remained great friends for a long time and our paths continually cross. I've used them as an example in a ton of different circumstances because they always find the right way to do things and have grown their fan base by always putting in the extra work and being more creative than a lot of other bands. I highly recommend listening through a bunch of their interviews they've done as they have special insight into a lot of avenues of music. Much respect and enjoy!

PS - There might be a coupon code in the episode as well...

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 6 March 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from nothing, nowhere., Turnstile, Northern Faces, Shinigami, Oliver Tree, Household, Wallows, Call Me Karizma, Chapel and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 2/20/18 20 February 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from The Dangerous Summer, nothing nowhere, Grayscale, Moose Blood, The Plot In You, Pianos Become The Teeth, Shinigami, One Ok Rock, American Nightmare and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9

THE DANGEROUS SUMMER 18 February 2018

I got to see one of my favorite bands (and one I believe to be severely underrated) The Dangerous Summer last night in Santa Ana, CA. Before I tell you a story about the band, make sure you check out both openers The Band Camino and Microwave. The Band Camino are a new band that's growing quickly and Microwave has been a band that's put out 2 killer full lengths. Do yourself a favor and rock both.

I've been a fan of every record The Dangerous Summer has put out over the last 10 years and they've always delivered a live show to match the emotion and intensity of their songs. The lyrics hit hard at various points in your life and take on new meaning the more you grow alongside them. Every fan was devastated when the band announced their hiatus in 2013. Again, they had never released bad music so it was a bummer to lose a band with that kind of consistency and heart.

In early 2017, I received a random message from AJ Perdomo who was the singer of TDS asking if I had any producer ideas if they were to make new music. I was so stoked but the catch was that no one could find out. That was a tough secret to celebrate by myself for 6 months until they made the record and dropped the news. I work with an incredible producer named James Paul Wisner who's made legendary records with Underoath, Further Seems Forever, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Academy Is, Gatsbys American Dream and literally so many more. I suggested that AJ and James get to know each other because I know the history of both parties would feel right. All felt right and on they went to make their self titled reunion/comeback record we all now know and love. I'm thankful that it feels like it all worked out how it was supposed to. It was an honor to play a super tiny role in ensuring the comeback was done properly and the band was able to see their vision through. Judging by the sold out show last night and shows throughout their current tour, I'm not the only one stoked to have them back.

Welcome back boys and thank you. Here's to 10 more records.

-Johnny

Here's AJ and James at the Orlando show a few weeks back.






SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 2/14/18 14 February 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from Flor, The Wonder Years, Senses Fail, Davlin, Marmozets, Household, Fall Out Boy, Waterparks, Cory Wells, and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 1/23/18 23 January 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from Flor, Fall Out Boy, Senses Fail, Capstan, Household, Turnstile, Dashboard Confessional, Waterparks, and a bunch of great bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9

AGENDA - Long Beach California - January 2018 14 January 2018

While growing up in Chicago, I was always fascinated with California culture. Whether it was being obsessed with skate videos and all the incredible skate spots or the punk bands I grew up listening to (and trying to copy their fashion choices), there was always something inspiring about it. After years and years of watching the AGENDA trade show recaps by Bobby Hundreds, I always looked forward to getting deeper into that culture. Since moving to Southern California at the end of 2016, I've been fortunate enough to attend AGENDA twice and ComplexCon once. There is no better melting pot of culture than those two events. Walking around AGENDA seeing all of the monster brands that have been around forever and are still dominating and growing somehow side by side with brand new upstart companies just starting to dip their toe into the pool is a very inspiring feeling. If I took away one general feeling from the event it was along the lines of do whatever makes you happy and forget the rest. Success comes from authenticity and believing in your mission wholeheartedly and that's something you could feel all around the trade show. Props to everyone out there doing exactly what they want and making some noise. Shout out to our dude Reilly and his brand Learn To Forget. They just dropped their new line and it's dope!

Our dude Andrew Cramb documented the day so I'll leave you with photos he took around the show! Thank you to Christine Warren for taking care of us!



SPOTIFY PLAYLIST UPDATE 1/9/18 9 January 2018

We've updated the Spotify playlist with 30 new songs. New releases from The Dangerous Summer, Jimmy Eat World, McCafferty and a bunch of great unsigned bands you should check out! If you are loving new bands, send us a DM on our Instagram at instagram.com/goodfutureclub and we'll add a few every week. We want to make sure to spotlight new hard working bands to give them a boost.

Enjoy the playlist here: http://spoti.fi/2kWDnA9