Oliver Future, Pax Futura

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

You could complain that Oliver Future doesn't have an original bone in their (collective) body. But you'd be silly for doing so. The group triangulates their influences so accurately that it's like having another record from each. Aching for another bouncy Flaming Lips effects-fest? Try “Stranger Than the Stranger.” Wondering if Alec Ounsworth's vocal quiver will become de rigueur for future indie bands? “Signing Off'denouement points towards the affirmative. Hoping for David Bryne and friends to find unreleased B-sides from the Remain in Light sessions? “Happiness Machine” comes close. Hell, Oliver Future even blends every track together so that it flows like a proper mixtape. What more could you ask for?