Future of the Left: May Tour, New Album; Future of the Right: Glenn Beck and Miss California’s Demon Lovechild

When I was at SXSW a couple months ago, I saw Future of the Left's (and formerly mcclusky’s) guitarist Andrew “Falco” Falkous outside the Radio Room just straight up raging on this slice of pepperoni pizza. I mean, the man was more than a few Stalins short of ballsout merciless on the thing, but I’ll be damned if that dude wasn’t rocking one sick pair of prison eyes while he was scarfing that sucker down. Dude had the sandbox-full-of-coke irises of Charles Manson coupled with the ineffable grace of a Kennedy before 5 o’clock. “You may approach me if you wish,” rhapsodized his body, “But you know full well that if you take one more lumbering step I can positively ruin your existence, fatty,” whispered his eyes. It was a pretty neat experience.

Anyway, for the sake of completing this metaphor, I guess the way Falco eats pizza is akin to the way Future of the Left take on the well-tested power trio format: as serial killers with political ambitions. So now that you and Future of the Left are practically related, let’s break it on down with the infos. Two years after their 2007 debut Curses, Cardiff’s finest will at least release their follow-up full-length Travels with Myself and Another June 23 on 4AD. Before that, FotL will head out on a May tour of the UK, and let me tell you, they are certainly a treat to see. Even if the siren songs of their hulking flesh lure you into a potentially fatal predicament, I nevertheless guarantee you will have a frighteningly significant experience.
05.02.09 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
05.08.09 – Minehead, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties
05.13.09 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
05.14.09 – Brighton, UK – Sallis Benney Theatre
05.16.09 – Belfast, UK – Stiff Kitten
05.17.09 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
05.18.09 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
05.20.09 – Hereford, UK – Jailhouse
05.21.09 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
05.23.09 – Bristol, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05.24.09 – Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05.25.09 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
05.26.09 – London, UK – University of London Union

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