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Future Islands

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 “cathartic” (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 band’s latest full length album, following 2011’s On The Water (Thrill Jockey) which earned a Best New Track nod from Pitchfork for the song 'Balance' and 2010’s In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey) which the LA Times praised for its “icy synth-pop melodies [and] lo-fi soul.” The band played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, the main stage at 2013’s Hopscotch Music Fest and perform over 200 shows a year.

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19th June
'A Song For Our Grandfathers' Video Premieres

'A Song For Our Grandfathers' Video Premieres

Future Islands

Ahead of Father's Day this Sunday, Future Islands have shared the video for 'A Song For Our Grandfathers'...

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8th June
Future Islands Schedule 1000th Show

Future Islands Schedule 1000th Show

Future Islands

Future Islands have detailed a special show in Carrboro, North Carolina on 26th July to celebrate their 1000th gig...

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4AD Session 019

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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,