Über Future Rock
For the members of Future Rock, the ingredients for what the band calls "tomorrow's sound" read something like this: catchy beats, creative covers and, of course, constant touring. This young, electrifying Chicago band reached the top of its late-'00s live-tronica class thanks in part to its creative covers (e.g. Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)" and Royksopp's "Remind Me"), but mostly due to explosive performances. 2006's Sugar Coated Bullets, FR's debut album, introduced the group's synth-heavy grooves to a diverse audience, from jam rock fans to electronica junkies. One year later, Gears refined that sound, scaling back the synth experimentation for more songs with more structure. Studio albums aside, though, Future Rock thrive in the present moment and a live performance is the best way to experience the "sound of tomorrow."