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.
As Future Islands continue on their latest European tour, today they have announced a further run of shows scheduled for the Autumn.
Including festival appearances at Roskilde, MELT, Dour and more, the band will now travel extensively across Europe in October, before making their maiden performance at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik on 8th November..
Last night Future Islands returned to network television for the first time since the release of Singles, and their breakthrough debut on Letterman.
In front of a live studio audience they delivered rousing versions of 'Doves' and 'Spirit', which you can now watch back here or in the player below. Having closed out their expansive tour of North America...