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Future Islands - ‘Beauty of the Road’ Video and 2018 European Shows
Future Islands : ‘Beauty of the Road’ Video and 2018 European Shows
14th December 2017

This year, Future Islands will have played an astonishing 117 shows in support of their latest album, "The Far Field".  The Baltimore-based trio performed in front of the biggest audiences of their 11-year career, topping festival bills around the globe and headlining three consecutive nights at London’s Brixton Academy last month.  It’s fitting then, that the new video for ‘Beauty Of The Road’ (created by Jay Buim) depicts the hard-touring band in their natural habitat.  Buim spent several days on the road with Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion, Gerrit Welmers and drummer Michael Lowry earlier this year, and his visuals capture the infectious energy of their live shows. 

"The Far Field" is out now.  It is available digitally, on 180gm white and standard black LP, CD, cassette formats and as a unique, first-of-it's-kind miniature LP.
You can buy the album now via 4AD here.
You can buy via all digital platforms here.
You can stream the record on all platforms here.

Future Islands will be back on the road next year, returning to Europe in June.  For more information, visit futureislands.com

2nd - All Points East festival, London, UK
4th - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
9th - UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
11th - Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, UK
12th - The Ironworks, Inverness, UK
14th - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
15th - Greenock Town Hall, Greenock, UK
17th - Harmonic Festival, Dublin, Ireland

12th - Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal
13th - NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
14th - Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal
14th - MadCool Festival, Madrid, Spain

Future Islands’ fifth studio album, "The Far Field", is out now.  Recorded in Los Angeles with John Congleton, its twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road express the central themes Future Islands have been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it. 

“A dazzling, truly inimitable spectacle.”​ - The Independent​
“An infectious atmosphere of nervy energy and communal love.” The Guardian ​
"Pop-perfect.” - The Sunday Times
“Some of their most uplifting songs yet.” - Evening Standard 
“Another accomplished, engaging set.”- The Observer
“A set of songs that seep, creep and grow in strength.” - NME
“Warm, immediate pop music that sounds so out of the ordinary.” - 
“Glistening synth-pop.” - Record Collector
“Impassioned, urgent, thrillingly marginal.” - MOJO