- August 22nd, 2014
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Rock and roll music has had it’s fare share of outer space creatures. From David Bowie to Sun Ra, from GWAR to ?mark and the Mysterions. Call the men in black, because we just found some more E.T’s hiding in a secret compound near Ft.Myers.
The collective duo known as Future Lab Rats has been bashing away on the indie rock scene for a few years already. Watts plays bass and screams his transmissions to the humans he has sworn to protect. His partner, Larry the Alien, seems to have a much harder time hiding his true alien nature. Beginning with the fact that he appears to be a small crazy man in a trench coat with a tin foil hat. His beats are out of this world.
“We were exploring the musical universe, uncovered these songs, and decided to show all of you radical humans.”-Larry
Watts has even spawned several hybrid copies of his DNA and taken to being a father who spends a lot time watching cartoons and learning to be a Jedi Knight.
They are about to release a brand new full length album on Shepherd Boy Records that has been nearly a year in the making.
We mostly write instrumentals. That’s just what we’re in to. But, over time we like to branch out and explore new musical territories. Digital Disguise has a very unique sound to it. The songs are all so diverse, yet they still feel like they belong together. This album also feels more personal than in our previous vocal albums.”- Watts. It has been a pleasure to watch the duo rock the stage at Manna Reading Center and Venture Compound, melding EDM warped beats with funky slap bass from the mothership. The 1st song, “We Are” tells the story of our alter egos: Watts and Alien. But then, the next song, “Alive” is written about growing up, hanging out with good friends, and meeting the love of my life. The next song, “What to Do” is a song about how work can really drain your soul from your body, if you let it. Then, in a song called, “Rusty Eyes” I sing/scream about the true story of my brother getting rust in his eyeball, and the doctor having to use a grinder to get all the little flakes out. Later on, I become a madman. I just lose control sometimes. Which brings us to “Chaos”. “Grind” is a song dedicated to my love of skateboarding, and metal \,,/. “Horror Flicks” is a tale about terrifying, horrifying, disgusting, shit. Sometimes, I’m just in a dark mood and want to watch a good horror movie. And, I have always been a huge comic book fan as well as a Star Wars fanboy. Got the tattoos to prove it! Which brings me to my next song, “Sci-Fried Leg of Nuna”. Comic convention goers will love this one. And you don’t even have to wait in line! Hey, ever have that feeling that life just can’t get any worse… Well, we wrote a song about it. It was actually really easy to channel, “The endless pit”. “Hero Sandwich” is a song about a modest bum that just wants peace. And closing out the album, we have “Death in December”. A beautifully sad song about a guy who met his wife, had great kids, grew old, and has just overdosed with his wife. And now, they leave this world. Together. Forever.
Oh, and there’s some crazy sci-fi stuff too…: “World War Mermen”…. “Mad Genius”… Alien Baby’s…”- Watts
The new missive “Digital Disguise” will be released on 8-30.
Shepherd Boy Records has all of our albums up on the website. If you like/follow Future Lab Rats on facebook, then you’ll know as soon as the album hits this dimension. The album will also be posted on our bandcamp page: https://futurelabrats.bandcamp.com/
And, we just uploaded a new music video for the song, “Grind” to our youtube channel. We’ll also be releasing another video in September.
There are also plans for a late September release show at the Manna Reading Center. Stay tuned for more details.