Future Carnivores


June 27th 2014, 9pm - with Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, Parlour Bells, and Muy Cansado

TT the Bear's, Cambridge, MA


March 3rd 2014, 9.30pm - Wakes, Future Carnivores, Vundabar

Charlie's Kitchen, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA


January 30th 2014, 9pm - Butter Knife and Future Carnivores

Middle East (upstairs), Cambridge, MA


November 15th 2013 - Future Carnivores, Dead Cats Dead Rats, Fax Holiday, Radiator King

Radio (downstairs), Somerville, MA

More details here!


August 25th, 2013, 3pm
Eye Design Presents:
BYOBurger FEST!

At O'Brien's Pub, Allston, MA

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Line Up (not in order):

  • Future Carnivores
  • Idiot Genes
  • Party Pigs
  • St. James & The Apostles
  • Zookeepers
  • Polaroids
  • More to be announced!


    July 18th, 2013 - Eldridge Rodriguez / Tired Old Bones / Future Carnivores / Those Mockingbirds

    TT the Bear's, Cambridge, MA


    June 6th, 2013 - Future Carnivores Second CD Release Party!

    At TT the Bear's, Cambridge, MA, 18+ show

    Tickets here ($8)

    With sets by:

    • Soft Pyramids
    • Velah
    • Milling Gowns

    • April 3rd, 2013, Future Carnivores, Soccer Mom, and Appomattox (NYC).

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      March 21st, 2013, 8pm - Tiger Mountain Dance party featuring Future Carnivores and SPF-5000.

      Precinct Bar in Union Square Somerville, MA


      Saturday Jan 26th, 2012 - Boston Underground Summit 5

      Cambridge Massasoit Elks Lodge, Cambridge, MA

      Featuring Bugs and Rats, Krill, Leagues, Future Carnivores, The Monsieurs, Ramming Speed,Cottaging, Love-Up Time and New England Patriots


      December 7th, 2012 - Tiger Mountain

      Cantina a la Mexicana, Union Square, Somerville

      Featuring Future Carnivores and the Wrong Shapes


      October 26th, 2012 - 1st HALLOWEEN edition of the Tiger Mountain Dance Party

      featuring Future Carnivores as The Cure and Soft Pyramids as Television!

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      October 6th, 2012 - Endation CD Release

      Future Carnivores, Endation, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, and What Time is it, Mr. Fox?

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      August 16th, 2012

      21 Street Pilots with the Susan Constant, and Future Carnivores

      T.T. the Bear's, Cambridge, MA


      July 13th, 2012 - Tiger Mountain Dance Party

      Future Carnivores, Young Adults

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      July 7th, 2012 - Somerville Art Council's Printmania

      Hot Molasses, Future Carnivores, and the Boston Typewriter Orchestra

      Outside in Union Square, Somerville, MA


      June 14th, 2012 - Sand Reckoner, Ryan Lee Crosby, Future Carnivores, Royal Wedding

      Great Scott, Allston MA


      May 24th, 2012 - Tiger Mountain Dance Party

      Future Carnivores, Robbers on High Street (NYC), I Have Ears, Tik Tok

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      April 20th, 2012 - Tiger Mountain Dance Party

      Future Carnivores, Dirty Virgins, and the Wrong Shapes

      Radio, Somerville, MA


      Saturday Mar 31, 2012 - Tiger Mountain FUTURE CARNIVORES CD RELEASE!

      Massasoit Elks Lodge, Cambridge, MA

      Presented by GirlBoyGirlBoy Records, AS BUILT PR, and Massasoit Elks Lodge

      Celebrate Future Carnivores CD release with sets by:

      • 11:15PM - Future Carnivores
      • 10:30PM - Velah
      • 09:45PM - Travels
      • 09:00PM - Poor Everybody

      • DJ Sets by Infinite Jeff, Bric-A-Brac, and DJ Cat
      Get there early to enter a raffle to win FREE Merch from the bands!

      December 16th, 2011 - Tiger Mountain Dance Party

      Future Carnivores, The Living Kills (NYC), Soccer Mom

      Cambridge Massasoit Elks Lodge, Cambridge, MA


      December 4th, 2011

      Future Carnivores, Chaparrals, Golden Retriever

      O'Briens, Allston, MA


      November 18th, 2011 - Middle East Upstairs

      John Powhida International Airport, Muy Cansado, Brendan Boogie And The Best Intentions, Future Carnivores


      August 5th, 2011 - Deep Heaven Now IV Summer Rock Festival

      Best of Ambient/Experimental, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

      PA's Lounge, Somerville, MA


      May 13th, 2011 - Garage Dogs with Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Rick Berlin, Future Carnivores

      Midway Café, Jamaica Plain, Ma


      April 20th, 2011 - Tan Vampires (New Hampshire), Dan Blakeslee, Future Carnivores

      Precinct Lounge, Somerville, MA


      March 27th, 2011 - Fashion Show @ Villa Victoria, Boston, Ma

      Future Carnivores!


      March 8th, 2011 - Future Carnivores, Luger (Spain), Devil Music, Arvid Noe

      PA's Lounge, Somerville, MA


      Future Carnivores - 2013


      Future Carnivores - 2012

      The Noise - October 2nd, 2013





      Future Carnivores - Come Inside

      (Boygirl Boygirl Records, 10 tracks)

      Read on Noise

      "The swoony, mind-manifesting tracks like “Could Be the Start,” and “She Goes Out Dancing With the Girls,” set a standard of sorts—willfully strange, like the most radical synth-driven rock of the early ’80s (e.g., OMD) yet also decidedly (pre)modern. “The Drugs…” continues in the same swoony vein with more of an early Pink Floyd ambiance but is otherwise incomparable. “Twice” is more conventional–less unmoored; more melodramatic, depending for its effects on a more conventional structure yoked to a recurrent oddball (yet strangely affable) riff. Album standout “The State of Things” is more in a Magnetic Fields vein, but is nonetheless full of drone and ambient noise which also brings Eno to mind. Heaven-rock, some might call it; ecstatic, repetitive, and effects-driven, yet undeniably appealing; this one is best of show. What we have her might very well prove a cult band in the making. (Francis DiMenno)"


      July 18th, 2013





      Future Carnivores @ T.T. The Bear's Place

      Also on DAYKAMPMUSIC. "Future Carnivores are curious and intoxicating. Their music dances in your head when you dream."


      June 28th, 2013



      Future Carnivores - The Drugs She Fed You Last Night

      "Strange and Angular Beauty" - Audiocred review


      June 25th, 2013



      Today's Hotness: Future Carnivores, Manors, Scud Mountain Boys

      Review on Clicky Clicky Music


      June 20th, 2013







      Fresh Stream: Future Carnivores

      FC on Boston Hassle!


      June 6th, 2013





      Future Carnivores @ T.T. The Bear's Place

      View pics from the show on DAYKAMPMUSIC


      June 5th, 2013



      Q & A With Bo Barringer

      Read and Download!


      June 4th, 2013


      Getting inside Future Carnivores' World

      Boston By Beat Review of Come Inside


      April 29th, 2013







      Future Carnivores contribute to the Boston Marathon Relief Mixtape

      Buy it now! (Future Carnivores are Track #103)


      January 2, 2013







      Love and Mathematics Blog (Mondays, 1-3pm, on WZBC Newton MA 90.3 fm)

      Favorite Local Albums of 2012

      Another great year! I need 15 spaces for my top ten and could have easily added a few more... 1. Krill, Alam No Hris 2. Autochrome, Separation Realms 3. Various Artists, Boston & Beyond: SXSW 2012

      4.Future Carnivores, Future Carnivores

      5. Foolish Ida, Book II 6. Dirty Dishes, Most Tarnished Birds 7. Hands and Knees, Red Hot Minnow 8. Milling Gowns, Something Dangerous Loves Me 9. Novel Ideas, Home 10. Plumerai, Mondegreen 11. Avoxblue, A Place Without Time 12. Mission of Burma, Unsound 13. Black Fortress of Opium, Stratospherical 14. Mean Creek, Youth Companion 15. Exusamwa, Phase IV Source


      December 10, 2012

      Footage: Future Carnivores' "What's Unbelievable"

      by Clicky Clicky Music

      We keep watching this video: it's got drama, it's got understated humor, and it's for a great song we listened to a lot this year. And this is a pretty "old dude" thing to say, but most of all, it makes us miss the golden age of MTV, when there were videos like this, and this, and this. Stuff that was fun, quirky, and incorporated the band, hopefully performing, maybe not. Future Carnivore's terrific clip is akin to the sort of televisual stuff we gorged ourselves on heavily from about 1981 (starting with HBO's Video Jukebox) until we hit driving age in 1990.

      "What's Unbelievable" is a highlight of the band's very strong self-titled set ("a delicious anomaly that listeners will return to again and again"), which was released early this year and which we reviewed right here. The video for the tune was directed by Future Carnivores/Guillermo Sexo guitarist Reuben Bettsak and features performances by Ryan Lee Crosby, Mariam Saleh of the very hotly tipped Fat Creeps and Alana Sacks of Poor Everybodys. After you've gotten your fill of the clip for "What's Unbelievable," click through those other videos we linked at the top of the piece and note some similarities: apparently some aspects of great video making never change. Source


      April 19, 2012







      Review: Boston Band Crush - Future Carnivores / Robbers On High Street / I Have Ears / Tik Tok

      by Richard Bouchard

      Remember those Marvel Team Up comics they used to have, where they'd partner up two heroes for some reason every month? They'd come up with a reason for Spiderman and Wolverine to fight bad guys together, because while one superhero on the cover is good, two is better. That's sort of what we've got going on tomorrow night at Radio with Future Carnivores, which teams up Guillermo Sexo's Reuben Bettsak with The Wrong Shapes/MEandJOANCOLLINS' Bo Barringer. There are no bad guys to fight, as far as we know, so instead of protecting the Earth from some crazy threat, they've used their powers to craft some of the most intelligent rock out there. It's a sound full of delay effects, room-shaking percussion, synth explorations, and guitar magic that jumps between their favorite genres with ease. You'll hear elements of German electro that could have come out of a concrete slab disco bar in Munich next to some early Bowie-style, freak-out-the-normals Britpop in one track; then a bit of Sonic Youth noise and Rolling Stones swagger in the next. They play whatever suits them, and since they're both crazily talented songwriters, it always works. Source


      Mar 31, 2012






      Review: Future Carnivores Live

      by Boston Phoenix

      A glance at FC's onstage line-up - Bo Barringer of MEANDJOANCOLLINS-legacy and present-day GUILLERMO SEXO players Reuben Bettsak and Noell Dorsey reinforced by stereo drum kits and bass - might've left unfamiliar listeners expecting quite a bit of bombast. As in, more bombast than you'll hear on FC's shimmering self-titled new record. I hate, hate writing words like "unclassifiable", but maybe I can't weasel around it this time. Should I call FC glam-gaze? Uneasy listening? Indie rock reimagined by Lorne the demon lounge singer from Angel?

      Regardless, it's cool stuff. I'm not sure if it was around the time they executed a fresh number sporting wackachicka-wackachicka-wackachicka guitar slicing, or when both drummers simultaneously crushed a big gnarly fusion-ish breakdown, but the stage-enveloping combo cracked into a rarely-inhabited threshold between elegance and noise. Maybe that could be their genre - "Eleganoise". Source


      Mar 30, 2012






      Review: C.D. On Songs - Hat Trick featuring Velah // Future Carnivores

      by C.D. Di Guardia

      "This Won’t Be Boring" is a bold promise to make in a song title, but luckily enough the Future Carnivores make good (we sort of knew they would) on the guarantee with a on/off kilter rhythm and flowing, small-gang vocals. The non-standard drums turn the song over and over, as if the entire affair is taking place inside a giant rock (music) tumbler. Elements fly by our ears and roll under our feet and keep us from knowing exactly which way is up. All we know is that we enjoy when one of those soon-to-be-sparkly rocks flies by. Read more...


      Mar 27, 2012







      Review: Future Carnivores | Future Carnivores

      by Clicky Clicky Music

      Future Carnivores accomplish here on their eponymous full-length debut an elegant feat: the Boston-based electropop act successfully surpasses homage, a mile marker that even if it can be reached often trips up bands mining the motherlode of the early MTV era. To be sure, the record sounds as if it were made in the '80s, not just from a production standpoint, and not just because of certain nods made via the songwriting, but because of Future Carnivores' ability to deftly synthesize deconstructed pop with the same sense of wonder and optimistic, well, futurism as the act's quirky and weird-haired antecedents. Through this terrific alchemy principle members Reuben Bettsak, Bo Barringer and Noell Dorsey (who work with two drummers live) conjure gold by presenting maximalist melodic concepts in diminutive, sleek packages. That winning combination makes Future Carnivores the first refreshing surprise of 2012. Read more...


      March, 2012







      Review: Future Carnivores | Future Carnivores

      by Noise

      Listening to this album makes me feel like I'm floating care-free in tranquil amniotic waters. I can't get enough - from the trance-inducing tribal rhythms to the warm melodic plunkings of the bass to the layers upon layers of textural guitars, tinkling like a porch full of wind-chimes. Then, of course, there's the zen synth chanting long electronic oms. Now, if all this electro-bliss doesn't getcha, the guy/girl vocal harmonies sure as hell will. The guy's vocal style has a palpable Bowie influence from the nasally baritone crooning to the the airy falsetto. It's just enough to cultivate the soulful art-rock vibes these guys are dishing out without becoming parody. Altogether, this band weaves a complex soundscape that's uplifting, amorous, and brimming with joie-de-vivre. Source


      March 7, 2012







      Review: 8 new records that will give Boston rock a charge

      by MICHAEL MAROTTA

      One could fill a large bathhouse with all the bands affiliated with Future Carnivores, but the dual-drumming orchestral indie-rock sextet is now more than a fanciful side-project for those in Guillermo Sexo, the Wrong Shapes, etc. Their homonymous debut record, to be released at the Tiger Mountain dance party, sparkles when it wants to and seduces when it needs to. Read more

      Biography

      Bo Barringer (ex-MEandJOANCOLLINS, The Collisions) and Reuben Bettsak (Guillermo Sexo) started writing/recording in bedrooms and rehearsal spaces in late 2010. Noell Dorsey (Guillermo Sexo) added vox & keys. They asked their neighbor across the street, Steve Wade, to play bass and Pepe Anzalone (Cult 45, Leagues) later joined on drums. The end result in hypnotic, beat driven music with strong vocal melodies, synth and delayed guitars bridging late 70's Bowie with The Deerhunters and Animal Collectives of today. They released their debut album in March 2012. Their second album 'Come Inside' followed in July 2013."