Saturday, November 25, 2017

been a while since i updated this

been a while since i updated this

the upcoming shows are now 'current'

we have a new practice space which is a five minute walk from my apartment

got a couple new songs
i don't know

feeling good


Friday, August 18, 2017

a music video

alex blocher, of nuclear moms, made this video using footage from our recent tour

also here is a short interview aaron & i did at the wexner center website 
this interview was done regarding our gig at the wexner center, which was cancelled because of the rain

thank you for your time

Sunday, August 13, 2017

blog post

friend of the band, and author of the poetry collections "young americans" & "if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already", jordan castro featured future nuns on the new york tyrant website

click here to visit jordan's website which has links to his writing, which i have consistently enjoyed since first reading things by him online in ~2009

the photo above was taken by another friend of the band, alex blocher of nuclear moms, somewhere in michigan during a small tour we did without laura

Thursday, June 22, 2017

here are the lyrics to the future nuns tape in 'courier' font

here are the lyrics to the future nuns tape in 'courier' font

the lyric insert to the actual tapes are annotated with informative footnotes

soon i will finish setting up a paypal account and will have the tapes for sale online



sitting in a bed i made
haven’t been doing much else lately
if you looked at me from far away
would i look comfortable?

i think i want to sleep for a while

i said “i’m acting in my own life now,”
you said “how much do they pay for that?”
you know, the thing is when you write it down
there’s always so much you’re leaving out

i think i’ve been asleep for a while


relationship problems
authority problems
housing problems
computer problems
made up problems
personal problems
drinking problems
sexual problems
community college


people will talk and when they do
you won’t wanna listen
it’s shit through their mouthhole
or shit through their asshole
everywhere, you’ll find it
if you’re looking

i’m letting it out

i was alone, all by myself
now i’m on vacation
i’m still alone, no one’s around
but there are pretty flowers in my hair

and i’m letting it down


public servants LED bathing
half price, your life
routine pleasure, constant ache
fear of rome, fear of rome
walls and borders
bus stops, abandoned magazines
no affect, no interests
modern life, modern dreams
fear of rome


natalie has a favorite backpack
but now she doesn’t know where it’s at
natalie has a bouncy ball and some string
natalie is trying to work on some things
eating gobstoppers in the graveyard
natalie is looking around
she’s got no better place to be
that’s why she’s sitting on the ground
natalie asks aloud, “isn’t it strange?
how everything here is dead but it’s still green?”

she has green hair now

looking in the mirror she sees GREEN HAIR NATALIE
she doesn’t know what seapunk is
she just knows she likes the sea
you like the time that y’all ate popsicles at the beach
you love her now but it’s hard because she’s catch and release
she has green hair now

she zipped up her backpack and she hopped on a bus out of town
on the road she likes it because it feels like no one’s around
nothing no more, too much, she needs more less
when natalie is alone she likes that best


long to be the left shoe
hard to be the right shoe
watch the people move
watch the people screw


holding your hand in the supermarket
and it seems like you don’t mind
moving my head in a circular motion
getting lost walking down the aisles
and when i started seeing straight
i was staring at you
when i started seeing straight
i was staring


all fuses have been fried
a desert bleak and dry
routines so dull and boring
no wonder why i’m snoring
all access is denied

i’m feeling the crash
sweeping piles of broken glass
rehash your favorite stories
of younger, former glories
the feeling never lasts

i’m taking out the trash


i have all the friends
hello i am the mouse
i have all the friends
because i serve cheese
at all my parties
i have all the friends
hello i am the frog
i have all the friends
because i set fire
to all the prisons
i have all the friends
hello i am the rabbit
i have all the friends
because i have
the mouse and the frog


it’s a culture we’ve learned to resist
silently and without raising our fists
it happens all the time
we’ll reject money and we’ll ignore people,
move beyond good and move beyond evil
into something nice

yeah, i know that it’s hard
giving up completely
but just stare at the wall
until you see your own reflection
in the chipping white paint
the routine and mundane
so familiar yet so hard to know
these machinery days
slip quickly away
and for them we don’t have much to show

eating vitamins to stay awake
working hard but not for too much pay
no, not for too much pay
you asked me why i never left ohio
and i said “i don’t know,”
and reached to flip the record for the second time


fifteen rays of sunshine
and everyone’s standing around
twenty minutes later
we all get off downtown
i cannot describe
the meaning of this painting
without my knife

there are seven billion assholes
and one of them is yours
expanding and contracting
for seventy years
i’d like to describe
the world i watch go by
the world i watch go by


white castle in the sky
i saw the diamonds in your eyes
there’s only clutter in your brain
a blank expression on your face
facing towards the sun
i miss the people when they’re gone
i don’t want to be ignored
but i don’t want to ask for more
white castle in the sky
i saw the diamonds in your eyes


food desert, strip malls
trash overflowing into the hallway
the sky was yellow and made of glass
we stood and watched it crack and shatter
food desert, strip malls
chinese takeout in the kitchen
used condoms on the sidewalk
smell like flowers, laundry detergent
food desert, strip malls
it’s been a while since you called me
i’m clean shaven, i’m working often
i’m up late smoking in the same rooms
that i once lived


you only see what you want to see
you know, i’m not seeing anyone
you can be who you want to be
look, ma, i’m an astronaut
floating away
the view’s great from space

a quiet day in the countryside
i walk alone down the interstate
i count the stars as commodities
as labor spent on a scenery
that’s all for me
i take what i please
each day


performed live at ace of cups, stereo board mix by nick schuld

Thursday, June 1, 2017

more buzz for the future nuns...

hey gang
we are part of 614 magazine's  'class of 2017' thing along with our friends the pink owl & a couple of other bands i don't know very much about
here is a link:

thomas jefferson slave apartments, lydia davis, friedrich nietzsche, & psychedelic horseshit are all mentioned in the article

i've never read anything by nietzche & i have to use spell check every time i type his name
we are leaving for tour with the american jobs on 6/10
making t shirts & tapes this week, gonna be cool

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

future nuns live bootleg, edition of ~45, probably available at upcoming shows

here's another live recording

Friday, March 10, 2017

next saturday, march 18th, we will be performing as 'the american jobs future nuns ensemble', with the american jobs. 20XX & the ham are also playing.


'future nuns live at ace of cups'

interview at 'the columbus alive'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

we played our first show, on 5/20/2016, as 'alex mussawir'
the following two shows were performed under the band name 'cowboy 2999', which appeared misspelled on both flyers

will try to update this later

4/29/2018 chicago, IL at subterranean with goody gel
4/28/2018 st louis, MO with goody gel
4/27/2018 little rock, AK
4/26/2018 denton, TX 
4/25/2018 austin, TX
4/23/2018 new orleans, LA at banks street bar
4/22/2018 hattiesberg, MS
4/19/2018 louisville, KY at spinellis pizza
4/2/2018 at ace of cups with ought
3/18/2018 at cafe bourbon street with wipeout
3/2/2018 at the summit with goody gel, field sleeper, winston hightower
12/18/2017 at ace of cups with radiator hospital
12/15 at cafe bourbon street with HYTWR, wharm
12/4 at the summit with cosmic family, bloody show, werewolf jones
11/21 at double happiness with cosmic family, nuclear moms

10/20 at used kids records re '30th anniversary party' with connections, bill fox

10/12 at cafe bourbon street with swim team, cosmic family
8/26 at double happiness with DROOL, cosmic family, wharm, the cryin' eno's
8/25 at the summit re 'vacation record release show' with vacation, the pink owl
8/17 at the wexner center re 'ziggy stardust' screening
8/6 hammtrammck, MI at trixie's with k9 sniffies
8/5 chicago, IL at floodhaus with goody gel + more
8/4 bloomington, IN at a house show with LOVE.GOV, ghastly
720 at ace of cups with priests, toxic womb
6/30 at cafe bourbon street with cosmic family, floating teeth, HYTWR
6/18 philadelphia, PA at lava space with the american jobs, dark web, missing earth
6/16 new york, NY at legion bar with the american jobs, unknown sender, psychic judge
6/13 athens, oh at CASA with the american jobs, nightstalker, SSS
6/12 at the summit with mardou, pretty pretty, the american jobs
6/10 cincinnati, oh at woodward theatre with mardou, ONO, homemade drugs 5/18 at big room bar with IPPS
5/5 at the summit with banny grove, polly pocket, egon gone & the sun dogs
4/28 at ace of cups with birds of hair, 20xx, voice cross, tommy jay
4/13 at ace of cups with protomartyr
4/10 cincinnati, OH at ice cream factory with selector dub narcotic, swim team
4/3 at the summit with slugging percentage, field sleeper
3/30 at dick's den with brat curse, sega genocide, weird science, [MIIIIM]
3/18 at ace of cups as THE AMERICAN JOBS FUTURE NUNS ENSEMBLE with the ham, 20xx
3/9 at ace of cups with the pink owl & his supernatural fears, drool
2/22/2017 at double happiness with tweens, sega genocide, didi
1/19/2017 at the summit with van dale, randall garbage
1/17/2017 cincinnati, OH at the comet with mardou, pretty pretty, chuck cleaver
12/12/2016 at used kids with aaron troyer, easy
12/3/2016 mansfield, OH at relax, it's just coffee with swim team, gym shorts, the touch
11/19/2016 at ace of cups with long odds, hugs & kisses, counterfeit madison, son of dribble
10/20/2016 at the summit with vacation, sonic avenues
9/3/2016 at ace of cups re 'anyway records showcase'
7/29/2016 at legion of doom with sidekick, toxic womb, disco 3000
5/20/2016 at cafe bourbon street with hytwr, pretty pretty

some flyers