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.
Premiered this weekend on Sirius XMU, Vince Clarke’s (Depeche Mode, Erasure) remix of Future Islands’ 'Doves' - taken from this year's breakthrough album, Singles - is now online.
On August 7th, Future Islands will kick off the second leg of their North American tour at Brooklyn’s House of Vans. Their two shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre on August 20th and 21st both sold out in record-breaking time. The band is also confirmed for a performance and Q&A at The GRAMMY Museum on August 20th and will perform at FYF Fest on August 23rd. On September 8th, the band will make a stop at Boston Calling Festival and on September 25th, they will tape an episode of PBS's Austin City Limits...
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..