Future Islands On The Water Future Islands’ romantic synth sound scales new heights with ‘On The Water’, the Baltimore trio’s most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, their latest album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks - but finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Future-Islands/161555136568 Thrill Jockey CD | LP
Future Islands Singles So much more than a band with that guy who does the funny dance, Baltimore's theatrical, but sincere, emo tinged, 80's inspired dream pop trio release this career defining record that will appeal to such a broad range of music lovers from fans of Morrissey to Beach House to Brand New and everything inbetween! Future Islands release 'Singles' their debut album for 4AD and their boldest and most immediate work to date. The Baltimore trio consists of enigmatic frontman Sam Herring, bassist / guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist / guitarist / programmer Gerrit Welmers. Herring's 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). 4AD CD | LP
Future Islands In The Fall Vinyl version of the 2010 EP In The Fall from the awesome Future Islands Future Islands. This is the track that kicked it off, the dark self-doubt of Tin Man is one of their finest moments. synth-pop / indie / inventive journeys. Thrill Jockey 12"
Future Islands The Chase / Haunted By You The brilliant Future Islands return with a double A side 7" and we couldn't not put the video of them performing it on Letterman! 7" limited to 2400 copies worldwide. 4AD 7"
Future Islands The Chase Expected 30th June. First new material from Future Islands since their breakthrough with Singles. 7" limited to 2400 copies worldwide. 4AD 7" Out of Stock
Future Islands Tomorrow / The Fountain Expected 12th May White vinyl 7" from 2012 from electronic post-punks Future Islands. ‘Tomorrow’ is a soulful swoon, its light tread is mesmerising amongst the slow burning synth cycles and relaxed bass progress. Samuel T. Herring’s ever-impressive vocal has never sounded more akin to Sam Cooke as he smoothly laments “I’m saying sorry every time we talk” before careering into a flight of sustained, arguably uncontrollable emotion. Some choice, additional vocals from Jenn Wasner (of Wye Oak), Lexie Mountain and Elena Johnston only make the song seem more impassioned; its ardent nature perfectly rendered into melody. 'The Fountain’ meanwhile is a luscious narrative sunk into a slow dance. It’s a song that tells a tale of courtship, heady rush and leaps of faith. It’s a beautifully descriptive lyric, full of “shady groves”, “hanging gardens” and “human loam”, nodding a head to both Genet and Rilke as it passes. “I know my lines, and there’s a lot less space and a little bit of time… I know the way – It’s fine” sings Herring tenderly. Gerrit Welmers keyboard work here is stunning, the blooming chords and fluted air soaring across a landscape of crushed cymbals and quivering ambience, peaking with William Cashion’s deeply expressive, echoing bass ascent. Upset The Rhythm 7" Out of Stock
Future Islands Feathers & Hallways Expected 12th May Clear vinyl 7" from 2009 from the excellent post-punks Future Islands who's recent album Singles is one of our top albums of the year!Future Islands play a terse yet passionate music wrought from a stripped back palette. Gerrit Welmers’ cartwheeling synthesizer melodies tumble across the austere wilderness of William Cashion’s post punk bass pulse, driven ever forward by Eric Murillo’s ecstatic feel for rhythm. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the band’s sound however takes shape in the form of Sam Herring’s distinctive guttural vocal, delivered as Glen Danzig if he ever found himself in a Shakespearean tragedy. At times on its knees at others belted out like it’s the end of the world, Herring’s vocal lends a raw emotional warmth to the group’s resolute synth-punk bounce. Upset The Rhythm 7" Out of Stock