Danke Shane - Future Real Ones


In the claustrophobic landscape of post-COVID-lockdown bedroom pop releases, Danke Shane’s ‘Future Real Ones’ is an obvious standout, weaving an eclectic constellation of musical influences through the lens of indie pop to masterful effect.

Danke Shane is the solo project of Baltimore-based musician Andrew Burke. While primarily working in classical composition, Burke has maintained a love of indie pop throughout his musical career, first culminating in his high school band The Da Vincis, and further with EPs and singles released under various monikers during college. Now a master’s student in composition at the Peabody Institute, Andrew offers a cosmopolitan take on bedroom pop music, equally as influenced by years studying keyboard, music theory, and arrangement as he is by modern pop artists like Japanese Breakfast, Mitski, and Clairo.

‘Future Real Ones’ expands on the musical strengths Andrew has developed throughout his lifelong meditation on pop music. Lush vocal arrangements converge with jazzy keys, lo-fi guitars and energetic drums, creating a harmonically rich sound full of hooks and pop influences juxtaposed against themes of loneliness and melancholy. Recorded over a year of strange… more

released November 5, 2021

All songs written, produced & recorded by Danke Shane
“Juniper” co-written by Sled Ellis
Mastered by Misha Hercules
Album artwork by Ian Harkey
Layout by Sam Williams at Be Doggone Design Co
Cassettes produced by Tape Dad

Additional musicians:
Knowlton Bourne: acoustic guitar (track 1)
Daisy Abrams: banjo (track 2)