Dec 18 2012

Local 506, Jan. 3rd

We’re playing with Blake from Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil!!!

Apr 18 2012


Would you like an advance copy of our new EP? For free? The first 3 people who buy a CD by an NC band at Chaz’s Bull City Records on Record Store Day (April 21st) will get a free copy of our new EP!

Be sure to mention the deal though because he’s usually drunk and will forget.

Apr 20 2011


by Chris Williams

by Chris Williams

Feb 2 2011

Return of The Future Kings

It is still months away, but we’re too excited to hold on to this news any longer…The Future Kings of Nowhere will be returning to the stage on May 7th, live at Motorco in Durham!!!

See you all there!

Jan 14 2011

Big news coming

Check back here for some big news that will be announced soon.

Jun 2 2010

Album News

I said I wasn’t going to post again until I had news about the album. Here’s a little tidbit. We’ve started recording with Nick Peterson at Track and Field Studios. The going will be slow because of how much time I spend in the hospital, so don’t expect it to drop anytime soon. But it’s coming. The album will consist of full band versions of the solo songs I posted last year, some old songs we haven’t gotten around to recording, and some new ones that you haven’t heard yet. I might even record some of them while I’m in the hospital, who knows.

In the meantime, there is going to be an amazing benefit on June 19th to help raise money for medical bills and everything we’ve lost in this process. Besides the great bands that are playing, one of the most exciting pieces of the benefit is a compilation album of covers of Future Kings songs by local musicians. I’ve heard a few of the tracks and they’re awesome!

So come out if you’re nearby and you have the time. It would be great to see you all again!


Nov 30 2009

Very Bad News

Last week I went into the hospital thinking I had pneumonia and found out that I actually have Stage IV Lymphoma – cancer. Chances are good that I won’t be playing music for a while, as I go through the chemotherapy treatment and the sickness that will go along with it. Hopefully by this time next year I will have beat the cancer into remission. And even more hopefully, I will be able to finish the album during these down months.

If you want to stay abreast of my progress as I go through this, you can go to

I won’t be posting here again until I have news about the album or upcoming shows.

Thank you all for the wonderful support and love you’ve shown this band. I will get through this and play for you again soon.

- Shayne

Sep 9 2009

New Tracks!

I’m finally getting around to uploading some of the rough recordings I made this summer.  These are a few of the songs that will be on the upcoming album, except the album versions will have drums and trumpet and bass and all those other fun things.  Feel free to download and share these as widely as you want.  Your mom is probably looking for new music, why don’t you send her a copy?

There is also a place here to donate money.  Being a musician can be an expensive jobby (that’s “jobby (n): all the effort of a job, all the profits of a hobby“).  Clicking on the “Donate” link and donating a few dollars will help me get the new album recorded and printed, and I will be extremely grateful for that.  So, thanks in advance.  Also, if you donate even 1 penny and enter your email address, I’ll send you another song, a secret song, that’s not available here.

And now the songs (right click and choose “Save As…” to download these, or left click to just listen online):

Download all the songs in a ZIP file (careful, it’s 28.8 MB, so it’ll take a while)


Theme for an Unrepentant Bastard
The Doom Song (Everything is Wonderful)
Let’s Be Pirates!
On Very Nearly Turning Thirty
My Turn
Charles Grodin, You’re My Hero

Jul 8 2009

Flyer for July 10th

Friday, July 10th @ Snug Harbor

Jun 15 2009

Recording Update

Hi folks!  I spent this weekend in Jay Murphy’s studio, getting some recordings together.  While I usually hold myself to pretty high standards when recording, I have been trying to put those (perfectionistic? neurotic? ocd?) tendencies to the side while doing this because:

a) it is just a demo of the real album to come later this year and

b) my schedule has made it so that I had to get the whole thing done this weekend if I wanted to get it out before August.

That said, Jay has managed to make my desparately quick live takes sound pretty good, and I’m excited to be able to share these demo versions with y’all soon.  Here is a list of the tracks we recorded.  Chances are good that they’ll all make it onto the demo (although probably not in this order).

  • Hibernating
  • Theme for an Unrepentant Bastard
  • Everything is Wonderful (The Doom Song)
  • Let’s Be Pirates!
  • My Turn
  • Wicked
  • Charles Grodin, You’re My Hero
  • On Very Nearly turning 30

All of this will be posted online once it is mixed properly.  They will be available to download with a pay-what-you-want kind of thing going on.  Also, there will most likely be a bonus song for folks that are kind enough to donate.  More info on that soon.

Plus, there will be some full band recordings coming out this summer:

  • For the Next Girl I Meet (coming out on a split 7″ with The Never from Trekky Records)
  • Gin and Tonic (coming out as an online release – details soon)

Thanks for listening!!