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Futureworld

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As the rest of the world obsesses about a large visual change in our arbitrary time keeping system, Trans Am continues the evolution of rock music. On FUTUREWORLD, their fourth and most controversial album, they leave behind all the doomsday prophets and false futurists, bringing us a tough vision of what is to come. What they see is stark and uncompromising, melancholic but not without hope.

Forced out of their previous studio, the Bridge, Trans Am began construction on their new space, National Recording Studio, in the fall of 1998. Even though N.R.S. was still a work in progress, Trans Am had to bring their vision to the public. Thus, recording FUTUREWORLD began at the WGNS studios in Washington D.C. with sound engineer Jonathan Kreinik behind the board. The new material features some elements never heard before on a Trans Am recording: vocals and guest musicians. FUTUREWORLD was mixed in Plaintain Studios in New York with James Murphy. After this one week process Trans Am flew to Tenafly, N.J., to master with Alan Douches at West Side Sound.

While some see the future of music as parallel species undergoing convergent evolution towards commercial dance tracks, FUTUREWORLD shows Trans Am is a still adapt contemporary, and direct descendant of rock.

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released March 23, 1999

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Trans Am refuse to rely on their legacy as innovators, opting instead to continue to break down established modes of songwriting, even if they established those modes themselves. Trans Am is Phil Manley, Nathan Means, and Sebastian Thomson.

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