Peterborough’s resident prophet of doom, death, and pop culture, Garbageface is releasing a new album, NØ FUTUR(E), on June 1, 2016. Exclusive to Electric City Magazine, check out 2 tracks today.
On NØ FUTUR(E), Garbageface is looking back and ahead. It’s an album about the weight of the past, the fear of the future, and the freedom of the now. As Garbageface told Electric City Magazine in our March cover story, “We limit ourselves in the short term to have freedoms in the long term, but we just spend a lot of time living in the past and living in the future. We spend very little time trying to be actively in the present.”
It’s also Garbageface’s most collaborative album to date, with guest rhymes by Guelph’s Noah23, Toronto’s D-Sisive, Hamilton’s Lee Reed and Mother Tareka (a.k.a. Flowtilla), and Peterborough’s Frostbitten; and beats produced by Peterborough’s Matt Jarvis.
NØ FUTUR(E) drops June 1, 2016. It’s getting a physical release as a four-track 7″ (featuring a 12×18″ poster with art, lyrics, and liner notes on one side, and a playable 3D ouija board on the other, drawn by Robb Mirsky), and an extended 13-track online release.
Today, check out side B of the 7″, featuring the grimy dance number “Like a Bottomless Pit (Of Coffee) (So Pitted),” full of nimble wordplay and wry bravado, and “Dream Sequencer Part One,” featuring a half-awake Garbageface trying to recall a dream. It’s bizarre and half-nonsense, but still feels uniquely Garbagefacian—eerie, surreal, funny, and all about death.
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NØ FUTUR(E) is available for pre-order on Garbageface’s Bandcamp page.
Read more about Garbageface in our cover story, “Barrage of Certainty // Barrage of Doubt.”
Photos by Bridget Allin.