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.
Continuing a hugely successful year for Future Islands, today the band are both premiering their five-track 4AD Session and announcing extra shows in Boston, New York and Philadelphia due to demand.
Filmed in London and directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard - the duo behind many a past 4AD Session and more recently, the acclaimed Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth - Future Islands have enlisted a string quartet and brass section for their Session.
Having recently announced their biggest US headlining shows to date next January in New York (Terminal 5), Boston (Royale) and Philadelphia (Union Transfer), they are today adding extra shows at each venue after all three sold out in record time. They have also just added an extra date at London's Roundhouse next March...
Future Islands have announced their largest headline shows to date, including London's Roundhouse and Terminal 5 in New York, scheduled for 2015.
Future Islands have just confirmed a string of 2015 dates including their biggest headlining performances yet at New York's Terminal 5 on 9th January, and London's Roundhouse in March. The band is currently in the midst of a sold out UK and European tour, which kicked off with their debut UK television...
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,