Today is Forever / Hoy es para siempre

by Future Hits

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    Future Hits exists as a natural extension of the music Matt Baron started writing for teaching with at Chicago Public Schools. As an ESL and Spanish bilingual teacher, Baron realized that the important and essential next move for the band was to go bilingual. Nearly half of the students in his school district are Hispanic. What better way to teach them than through music?

    This new album, Today is Forever / Hoy es para siempre, consists of 24 tracks: Baron sings tracks 1-12 in English, and tracks 13-24 in Spanish. Twelve songs, two different languages, all on one album! Baron's virtuoso bandmates Emma Hospelhorn, Ben Sutherland and Nick Kabat helped construct and arrange the album over many recording sessions with Benjamin Balcom at MINBAL in Chicago. Indie icon David Vandervelde is featured on the album and Johnny Sampson developed beautiful original artwork.

    Although their songs are steeped in educational standards, melodic fluting from Hospelhorn, tasteful riffs by Sutherland, uptempo drumming by Kabat and tight song construction don't make it obvious upon first listen: spelling words, literacy themes, Common Core standards and social emotional learning outcomes are ingrained in the lyrics. Activities, differentiated assessments, and lesson plans were also developed to enhance the meaning of each song. The music and materials can be used inside or outside of a school to enrich and accommodate any child’s (or person’s) learning and life experience!

    Includes digital pre-order of Today is Forever / Hoy es para siempre. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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    digital album releases 17 April 2015
    item ships out on or around 05 May 2015
    edition of 2000 

     $15 USD

     

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2.
Lost Art Form
3.
4.
Nylon Bird
5.
This Past Sunny Weekend
6.
Fall is Coming!
7.
Belated Birthday Gift
8.
On Stormy Mornings
9.
A Pet to Protect Me
10.
Sentimental Photograph
11.
Walter the Gum Magician
12.
Bypass This Winter
13.
14.
Arte perdido
15.
16.
Ave de nylon
17.
El pasado fin asoleado
18.
¡Ya viene otoño!
19.
Tardío regalo de cumpleaños
20.
En mañanas tormentosas
21.
Una mascota protectora
22.
Foto sentimental
23.
Walter el mago de chicle
24.
Sobrepasar el invierno

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releases 17 April 2015

Matthew Baron — vox, guitar (el cantante, la guitarra)
Emma Hospelhorn — flute, vox, bass, Microkorg (la flauta, la cantante, el bajo)
Nick Kabat — drums, upright piano, keyboards (la batería, el piano, los teclados)
Ben Sutherland — bass, vox, keyboards (el bajo, el cantante, los teclados)
and special guest [invitado especial]:
David Vandervelde — guitar, pianola (la guitarra, la pianola)

Recorded and mixed by Benjamin Balcom at MINBAL in Chicago
Mastered by Carl Saff
Artwork and Design by Johnny Sampson

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Future Hits

Matt Baron teamed up with Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Sutherland to form Future Hits. The trio recorded their debut album, Songs for Learning, in 2012 with Mark Greenberg (Wilco, Andrew Bird). Since then, the band added a fourth member, drums and piano virtuoso Nick Kabat. The foursome's forthcoming album, the bilingual "Today is Forever / Hoy es para siempre," features indie icon David Vandervelde. ... more

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