The Austin-by-way-of-L.A. band picks up right where they left off on their first new music in 14 years
If you’re in Austin for SXSW next month and are looking for a good spot for a brew and some artisan BBQ, head over to Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches, a popular East Austin destination for craft beer lovers and foodies alike.
The co-owners of this fine establishment, brothers Noah and Josh Lit, have certainly found success surfing the waves of the white-hot pub grub revival. But by 2019, they were both itching to get back to their first love, making music as one half of the popular Los Angeles indie pop group Oliver Future.
So they asked their old bandmate Jesse Ingalls, who has spent the last decade working in collaboration with the mighty Ben Harper, if he wanted to come back to Austin to play a show as Oliver at The Continental Club along with guitarist Sam Raver. Once they hit the stage, it immediately took them back to their mid-to-late 00s heyday when they were regulars at such hip L.A. venues as Spaceland and The Echo.
Now in 2022, Oliver Future officially returns with their first new record in 14 years. A Year At Home was recorded remotely in studios in Austin and Los Angeles during the lockdown of 2020-2021. It’s an album that the band describes as the most effortless recordings they ever got to do, and the Rock & Roll Globe is proud to premiere the second single off the forthcoming album, “All We’ve Lost,” a song written by Noah.
“During the pandemic I had to drive for hours to get my daughter to nap,” he explains to Rock & Roll Globe in regards to the Jon Brion-esque track. “Annie Lennox was her favorite at the time. There’s something about the sparseness and immediacy of her songwriting and the production that stuck with me. I wrote the main guitar riff and kept thinking that was the goal, but had no idea how to get there… until Josh turned on his Oberheim Sem Synth and made that pulsing beat. Jimmy Paxson (drums) came back with the straight beat and it kinda came together.”
A Year At Home comes out on February 18 and the pre-order link is here. It’s only a dollar! Also, give a listen to
AUDIO: Oliver Future “All We’ve Lost”