Featured On Episode
Band/Artist Name: of Tomorrow
Recommended if you like: Muse, Umphrey's McGee, Radiohead, Weather Report,
Story behind your band/artist name: The full story of how we met, our concept, our first show, and how it has grown to its current state is concisely explained here, in our recent interview with Mike Sains of Audio Barre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozxrldCmIY
Band Members: Geoff Browning (guitar, vocals), Jon Modell (drums/percussion), Nick Soderstrom (bass), and a rotating cast of our favorite musicians/collaborators who never fail to keep things fresh, creative, and inspiring.
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Geoff lives on Capitol Hill in DC - and we even recorded part of our record there. Jon Modell lives in Falls Church, and Nick Soderstrom lives in DC. So, DC is our current home base.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We are good friends with DC's own Oddisee (http://www.npr.org/2017/02/18/515388491/oddisees-the-iceberg-has-a-trove-of-stories-beneath-its-surface), and we share a few bandmates with his band GOOD COMPNY, including Ralph Real (keys) and DJ UNOWN (mpc/samples). They are amazing. We recently lent them our practice space, so they could use it to get ready for their tour 0 and Oddisee made a promo video about our "secret" practice space (see here - https://www.facebook.com/oddiseemusic/videos/10154573022707982/).
2. Our lead singer Geoff Browning worked on Capitol Hill for Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, and other Democrats - on the front lines of legislative fights over education, foreign affairs, defense, consumer protection/financial services, and other issues. He helped Barney with his book, wrote and performed an original song for his wedding (the first-ever time a sitting member of congress married a same-sex partner), and ultimately asked Barney to record lyrics for a song on our new album, which he did. Barney was the former chair of the Financial Services Committee, and author of Dodd-Frank. Listen to his track here: https://voidlife.bandcamp.com/track/floutro-ft-hfsc-chairman-barney-frank-ret-author-dodd-frank-act
3. Jon Modell, our drummer, is a fixture on the DC music scene - he has played in tons of bands (since high school) with members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, etc - he toured with Fort Knox Five - he also toured with (and learned how to play reggae from) Junior Marvin, Bob Marley's guitar player. He used to play in Nappy Riddem as well, and sometimes still plays dates with them.
4. Our album is being distributed by VoidLife records, out of College Park Maryland, our dear friends who are doing amazing things on the DC music scene. The album itself can be downloaded for FREE on our website (www.bandoftomorrow.com), but for anyone who would like to order a physical copy, or who wants to pay us for the digital download, they can go over to the VL bandcamp (http://voidlife.bandcamp.com/album/of-tomorrow) and scoop it up there. Every physical CD order ships with personalized trinkets, thank yous, drawings on the envelope, and more. Come join the community!
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Our bass player Nick Soderstrom studied music in Sweden (at conservatory) and New Orleans (at Loyola) - his speed, dexterity, and timing are a thing to behold. For a good example of this, check out the song Basslove on our album, featuring Jon Ferrara from Consider the Source. Jon is an old friend and another prominent bass player - so when we asked him to play on our album (and duel with Nick), he was pretty excited to do it.
Official Website URL: www.bandoftomorrow.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/oftomorrowband
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5dfaJkgLrra6d15JNkR7Mn
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Our posters and flyers say: funk / rock / reggae / samba / hip-hop / trip-hop / neo-soul / horn section / explosion from the moon