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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Premiere: Let The Fuzziness of "Feel" Overtake You in Future Shapes' New Video

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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In San Francisco band Future Shapes' new music video for their single "Feel," sounds and even memories start to get a little fuzzy. The video for the dreamy, reverb-seeped track, premiered here on SF Weekly, is the latest song off of the band's debut EP, Microchasm, to get its own music video. 
Shot by Neil Davis at Fort Funston, an abandoned military site in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, the video follows a man in a yellow beanie as he plays hide and seek with his girlfriend, searching for her in the woods and sand dunes for the bulk of the song. Like "Feel" itself, the story line and footage is hazy to the point where it's not really clear what's going on. Can he not find her because she's in a great hiding spot? Or did she run away? Was she even there in the first place? Maybe he just fell asleep and dreamed it all?

There's no resolution and we never find out what happened to her, but no matter. It's really the song that keeps you listening, not the plot. 

Future Shapes was started by San Franciscan Fil Cala from his bedroom in 2015, but it has since evolved into a full band. The psychedelic, dream-wave act performed at this year's Noise Pop Festival, as well as a number of venues throughout the city. 

Be forewarned though: The band's upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill will be their last for a while as they take a hiatus to focus on recording new material for an EP and an upcoming film. 

Catch Future Shapes along with Madeline Kenney and Tanukichan at 9 p.m., on Friday, June 3, at Bottom of the Hill. More info here

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