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Photo: Maksim Akelin Photography

Photo: Maksim Akelin Photography


//// RARE FUTURES (formerly known as HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN) is a GrooveRock band from New York City founded by journeyman multi-instrumentalist, Matt Fazzi.  It began as a side-project in late 2007 while with the band Facing New York, later being placed on the back-burner officially when he left them to join Taking Back Sunday for a short stint from 2008 to mid-2010. Following that, Fazzi returned to the project as his main pursuit and under the original moniker, HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN, the band self-released a full-length, Dreams Of Water (2010) , and two EPs, SLEEPY (2012) and LIVE (2014) . Over the last several years while trying to establish HBSB, Fazzi has filled the gaps touring with groups such as RX BanditsThe Dear Hunter, Atlas Genius, Gavin Castleton Band, Envy On the Coast, NK (North Korea), The MovieLife, Into It Over It, and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves. In late 2015, he decided to fully refocus on his own music again with a renewed sense of spiritual purpose, a new record and a significant name change in mind.  //// RARE FUTURES sound meshes heavy prog-rock groove with 80's synthesizers and layers of rich melody and harmony, tipping their hat to groups like Tears For Fears, Jellyfish, Mutemath, Sade, and Soundgarden. Their new album This Is Your Brain On Love was independently released on 3.25.16 via Fazzi's own label CMG Cerebral Music Group partnered with InTheClouds Records. The band is rounded out by seasoned veteran multi-instrumentalists, Ari Sadowitz (Model Decoy / Heavy English / Ben Kenney Band) and Rich Bozek (Side Saddle / Saber Tooth Trio / Diazepam), and a revolving cast of badasses.

//// RARE FUTURES is: 
Matt Fazzi - Vocals / Guitar / Keys   
Rich Bozek - Drums / Guitar / Vocals  
Ari Sadowitz - Guitar / Bass / Vocals


Dave Marvuglio - Bass || Alex Marans - Bass / Vocals  ||  Jason Holthouser - Bass  || Javier Torres - Drums 


RARE FUTURES is a reference to cosmic timing and divine purpose. We are all products of a rare set of elements and circumstances coming together to allow us the opportunity to be humans on planet Earth. The beauty of life is that we get a chance every single day at redemption, to learn from our past mistakes, to evolve and create new paths to fulfill that purpose. 

We are blessed to have this brief moment in time, this one chance on Earth to follow our hearts, to dream as big as we can possibly dream and to create and spread love with our entire being and to be loved. Let's not waste a second of it focusing energy on the negative. There's just no time for that. 

With ////ove, 

Matt Fazzi & RARE FUTURES ////