San Diego based band TRANSFER will release their debut album, Future Selves on October 11th via Cool Green Recordings. Within a short period of time, the band has been earning high praise on both sides of the Atlantic; including picking up two awards at last month’s San Diego Music Awards. Since finishing the recording of Future Selves, the four-piece has supported The Killers and White Lies, and toured the UK with standout festival shows in Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park, Hop Farm and T In The Park. Amidst this, they recorded their UK TV debut for Live From Abbey Road, in the process picking up just about the greatest fan any new band could dream of when none other than Sir Paul McCartney popped by to say hello.
Future Selves is both expansive and ambitious: psychedelic riffs burn with a poppy energy on “Losing Composure” and “Like It Used To Be”; Brian Wilson-style harmonies arrive swathed in chiming guitars and pianos on “Take Your Medicine” and the soulful “Get Some Rest”; the band even experiment with soaring prog rock on “Enojado”. Future Selves' over-arching mood is of an epic album brimming with festival anthems and hefty rock riffola.
The band take their cues from what they describe as the "five basic food groups" of rock'n'roll: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Stones, drawing further inspiration from the likes of My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire. "We love bands with big dynamics and big songs," says guitarist/vocalist Matthew Molarius. "Experimenting with songwriting, using a variety of instrumentation, Incorporating cellos, strings and horns, as well as huge, ballsy blues and heavy soul."
Future Selves is an epic debut. Bound with anthemic choruses, psychedelic guitars and skewed pop hooks, TRANSFER’s is a sound that clips stadium-sized riffs to anthemic lyricism. It's little wonder Q recently tipped them as the band most likely to emerge from America's indie hinterlands in 2011.
TRANSFER will return to Europe in October/November for a tour with Kaiser Chiefs, as well as headline shows, however prior to leaving they will perform five shows on the west coast the week the album is released. (Full tour dates below)
Jason Cardenas (guitar, vocals), Matthew Molarius (vocals, guitar), Shaun Cornell (bass), Andy Ridley (drums)
TRANSFER FALL TOUR DATES
10/04/11 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
10/14/11 Tucson, AZ Plush
10/15/11 Las Vegas, NV The Royal House
11/06/11 Brussels, Belgium AB
11/07/11 Brussels, Belgium AB
11/09/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
11/10/11 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
11/13/11 Milan, Italy Magazzini Generali
11/14/11 Munich, Germany Backstage Werk
11/17/11 Dresden, Germany Alter Schlachthof
11/19/11 Oslo, Norway Sentrum
11/20/11 Aarhus, Denmark Train
11/21/11 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
11/23/11 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
11/24/11 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
11/25/11 Hamburg, Germany Docks
11/27/11 Cologne, Germany LMH
11/29/11 Paris, France Olympia