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Lose Yourself in Future Usses’ New Single “Heavenly Superperson” (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc.)


When I hear the words “ambiance” and “sludge” my brain computes them as polar opposites. One is “surrounding air” and the other is “goo,” so from an elemental perspective there should be no crossover whatsoever, right?

Wrong. Future Usses, the L.A. based trio that features Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable, take the oppressive weight of sludge and blend it with rich, lustrous timbres to make you feel like you’re drowning in quicksand in the middle of the rainforest. You’re totally fucked, but at least it’s kinda pretty.

Future Usses are gearing up to release their debut album that’s been five years in the making, The Existential Haunting. Since all the band’s members are already polished musicians, including drummer Derek Donley (Bereft, National Sunday Law) and bassist Dan Wilburn alongside Dunable, we can expect that this debut will be one for the books. The latest single from the record, “Heavenly Superperson,” is available below. “This is one of my favorite tracks from the record,” Dunable commented. “It was written around the layering of guitar parts using a looper, which makes it a challenge and super fun to play live.”

The Existential Haunting will be out September 14th via Pelagic records. Pre-order here (North America), here (Europe), or here (Australia), and check out Future Usses’ previously released single “What Is Anything” here.

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