On March 24th, Future Islands released Singles, their debut album for 4AD and their boldest and most immediate work to date.
The Baltimore trio known for their â€ścatharticâ€ť (NPR) energy consists of enigmatic frontman Samuel T. Herring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/guitarist/ programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's deeply poetic tales of heartbreak, love, and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity, thanks in part to a newfound creative partnership with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear).
Singles is the bandâ€™s latest full length album, following 2011â€™s On The Water (Thrill Jockey) which earned a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork for the song 'Balance' and 2010â€™s In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey) which the LA Times praised for its â€śicy synth-pop melodies [and] lo-fi soul.â€ť The band played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, the main stage at 2013â€™s Hopscotch Music Fest and perform over 200 shows a year.
Capping off a sensational year for the Baltimore three-piece, Future Islands have aired a new documentary, shot by Jay Buim, via NPR.
Road Dawgs follows the band across 2014, as the group address the critical and popular success of their debut 4AD record Singles which was released in March, along with their maiden television performances and famously extensive gig...
Avant-garde jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have reinterpreted 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' by Future Islands.
Available today exclusively as a free download on Amazon (US), it follows the official version of the track being named as Track of the Year by both MOJO and NME...
Future Islands' 4AD Session feature live performances of album cuts 'Sun In The Morning', 'Doves', 'Seasons (Waiting On You)', 'Light House' and 'A Song For Our Grandfathers' accompanied by a string quartet and brass section. The session was directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard,