Chicago pop-folk-rockers the Future Laureates are in town at Pianos this Thursday, and before they deliver the live goods there, they’ve gifted us with this exclusive listen of their new track “Sinners and Saints.” The song, according to Future Laureate Danny Surico, is “set on the brink of the apocalypse, two characters are presented the opportunity to escape the conventions of heaven and hell,” and despite that dark-ish description it manages to be a sweeping, jaunty uplift of a song, complete with big, swinging hooks. That’s due in part, perhaps, to the track’s producer, Chris Grainger, whose work with Old Crow Medicine, Wilco, and (HELL YEAH) Sixpence None the Richer has been nominated for Grammys in the past. Dude knows what he’s doing, and so too do the Future Laureates. Check them out at Pianos Thursday and stream “Sinners and Saints” after the jump.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 2, 2014