Future Islands have shared a video for their latest single, ‘Ran’. Filmed by Albert Birney, it centres around the restless vocalist Samuel T. Herring in motion, running through Baltimore and Maryland's countryside.
The North Carolina natives have announced additional live dates for the US, UK and Ireland. A pre-sale begins for Cambridge and Cork today, with all tickets going on general sale on Friday. Find all international tour dates at the bottom of this page, or the band's website here.
Future Islands are the cover stars of the brand new issue of Crack Magazine, out today. Read the feature online here.
"The Far Field" refines and builds on the breakthroughs of their 2014 album Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming).
"The Far Field" is released worldwide on 7th April. It will be 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 pre-order the album now via 4AD here.
You can pre-order via all digital platforms here*.
*Digital pre-orders will recieve 'Ran' as an instant download.
The band began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road-testing these songs at a series of secret shows under fake names. Later that year, they travelled to Los Angeles to record with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound, where everyone from The Beach Boys to Prince have laid down masterpieces. With string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, "The Far Field" is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their sensational performance of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on David Letterman’s late night TV show. Blondie’s Debbie Harry also makes a guest appearance, in a duet with Herring on penultimate track ‘Shadows’.
Across "The Far Field"’s twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road, Future Islands brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes they’ve 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.
21st – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
24th - BBC 6Music Festival, O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK [SOLD OUT]
13th - The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA, US
14th - 16th, 21st - 23rd – Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA, US [TICKETS]
19th - The Glass House, Pomona CA, US
20th - Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown CA, US [SOLD OUT]
27th - Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
28th - Leeds University Refectory, Leeds, UK [SOLD OUT]
29th - O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK [SOLD OUT]
30th - Dome, Brighton, UK [SOLD OUT]
2nd - Rock City, Nottingham, UK [TICKETS]
3rd - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK [SOLD OUT]
6th - Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain [TICKETS]
9th - Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France [TICKETS]
12th - 14th - Form Arcosanti, Arcosanti AZ, US [TICKETS]
25th - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence RI, US [TICKETS]
26th - State Theatre, Ithaca NY, US [TICKETS]
27th - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, Canada [SOLD OUT]
28th - Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA, US [TICKETS]
29th - The Fillmore, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
30th - Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA, US [TICKETS]
1st - Orange Peel, Asheville NC, US [TICKETS]
2nd - Ponte Vedra Social Hall, Ponte Vedra FL, US [TICKETS]
3rd - Vinyl, Pensacola FL, US [TICKETS]
5th - Pageant, St. Louis MO, US [TICKETS]
6th - Riviera, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
7th - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI, US [TICKETS]
8th - 11th – Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Manchester TN, US [TICKETS]
9th - Egyptian Room, Indianapolis IN, US [TICKETS]
23rd - 25th - Hurricane Festival, Scheesel, Germany [TICKETS]
27th - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany [TICKETS]
30th - Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium [TICKETS]
1st - Junction, Cambridge, UK
3rd - Dolans Pub, Limerick, Ireland
4th - Opera House, Cork, Ireland
5th - The Black Box, Galway, Ireland
6th - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
28th - 30th - Panorama Festival, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
16th - 19th – Paredes de Coura Festival, Tabuao, Portugal [TICKETS]
17th - 20th – Green Man, Brecon Beacons, UK [TICKETS]
18th - 20th - Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands [TICKETS]