Get To Know Me: From The Future

The eighth year of local music festival, VanFest, is taking place on Saturday, August 25 at Royal Arch Masonic Park in Maple Valley. To celebrate the little fest that could, we're spending the next two months highlighting the bands playing VanFest 8. Today, get to know Aberdeen-born, Olympia based post-hardcore band From The Future.

It's my understanding that members of the same band don't often have music tastes that overlap. If making this playlist did anything for me, it was that it served as a reminder that we're special in the sense that we are all stuck in a temporal bubble where anything with the slightest hint of post-hardcore rules our ear holes. Despite this grouping of songs being a collaboration of ours, it easily could have been a solo effort by any one of us. It's a comfort that doubles as a trust in my bandmates and allows me to kick my feet up knowing full well this musical vehicle will crash in the most spectacular fashion. Every cut on this playlist was of the caliber that, upon first listen, pulls you out of the moment you're in and places you into it's domain. The type of music that commands your attention by being entirely it's own. And though we own up to our heavy influences, all we ever want to be is our fluid selves.