On March 24th, Future Islands are set to release 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.
With over 800 shows under their belt, Baltimore post-wave band Future Islands made their TV debut on the Late Show with David Letterman last night performing 'Seasons (Waiting On You)'. See their performance below.
Today they unveil 'A Dream Of You And Me' with a homespun visual accompaniment created by Future Islands bassist William Cashion and illustrator Elena Johnston. The trio will release their new album Singles in the week commencing 24th March.
With Singles, Future Islands' debut 4AD album, released 25th March, the Baltimore trio have teamed up with long-time collaborator filmmaker Jay Buim for the music video for 'Seasons (Waiting On You)'.
The video is an honest and intimate look at the American heartland filmed in the Great Plains documenting a real life love story, the modern cowboy way of life, and capturing the landscapes that personify America...