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Brite Futures, formerly known as Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, play electro pop with a big wink. Classmates at the Seattle arts-focused high school the Center School, Luke Smith and Shaun Libman formed the group in 2005 around the only instruments they knew how to play at the time, keyboards and drum machines. By that December, fellow Center School mates David Price (keyboard/guitar/vocals) and Claire England (vocals/bass/keyboard) joined the lineup as the group played its first major gig, the grand opening of 826seattle, and Liam Downey Jr. followed soon after as drummer. By fall 2007, the band played Seattle arts and music festival Bumbershoot and raised its profile thanks to an interview with Spin. Their full-length debut, Glistening Pleasure, arrived the following summer on their own Team Swam label, as they embarked on tours with CSS, the Go! Team, and Matt & Kim. By mid-2010 they became Brite Futures, explaining the old name had run its course, and offering an absurd farewell to Natalie Portman via video mashup. Their first recording as Brite Futures, the album Dark Past, followed in September 2011. ~ Chrysta Cherrie, Rovi