Episode #52: Travelin' Bands

by The Future of What

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Whether you love it or hate it, if you’re in a band, touring is something you’ve got to do. Touring has long been important for building a fanbase, gaining experience and making money. Now that other income streams have diminished for artists, revenue from live performances is more important than ever. On this episode of The Future of What we talk to bands about their different approaches to touring. We hear from Hutch Harris of The Thermals, Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man, Jack Cooper and James Hoare (Ultimate Painting), and Simon Tam, founder of The Slants.


Hutch Harris (The Thermals)
Zach Carothers (Portugal. The Man)
Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting)
James Hoare (Ultimate Painting)
Simon Tam (The Slants)


The Thermals "Now We Can See"
Portugal. The Man "Evil Friends"
Ultimate Painting "Bills"
The Slants "Capture Me Burning"
Delta 5 "Mind Your Own Business"


released September 23, 2016



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