The Future Laureates Chicago’s Pop-Folk-Rock band The Future Laureates have officially released their newest EP Here and After today! The band worked with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Grainger, who has worked with artists such as Wilco, Switchfoot, and Sixpence None the Richer perviously. “We feel like this record is a more accurate representation of our live sound,” says co-frontman/ guitarist Danny Surico. “The songwriting and our performance plays to our individual and collective strengths and pulls from varied influences like The Beatles, Otis Reading, and WALK THE MOON.” The Future Laureates’ new EP Here and After delves into a variety of new subject matter, ranging from an apocalyptic escape, to modern love songs, to a eulogy of Don Quixote, told from the perspective of his loyal servant. They also flex some of their musical muscles while pulling from their influences in modern rock, classic pop, rhythmic folk, and 60’s soul. You can stream Here and After on ARTISTdirect, HERE or purchase the EP on iTunes, HERE They are also on the brink of a major fall tour! Surico says, “it’s an exciting time for our band. Now, more than ever before, we understand who we are and that we’re closer than ever to actually living our dream of working as full-time musicians. Be sure to show The Future Laureates your love, here’s their following tour dates:

  • 9.25 – Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
  • 9.26 – Morton Grove, IL @ Oktoberfest
  • 9.27 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs’ **Album Release Show**
  • 10.03 – Hamtramck, MI @ New Dodge Lounge
  • 10.22 -10.24 – New York, NY @ CMJ Music Marathon (showcases TBA)
  • 11.14 – Dayton, OH @ Canal Public House
  • 11.15 – Nashville, TN @ Venue TBA
  • 11.21 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Acoustic Underground presents @ Mayne Stage
  • 11.22 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fallout

For more information visit The Future Laureates’ Web Site.