Tag Archives: Future Islands

Wednesday Music News

Baltimore synthpop trio Future Islands have an undeniable ’80s influence, so who better than Vince Clarke, frontman of Erasure and former member of Depeche Mode, to remix them? Clarke takes the track “Doves” from the band’s most recent release, Singles, and transforms it into a smooth dance-club sensation worthy of an asymmetrical hair-do. Check itRead more...

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Monday Music News

No spoilers, but you’ll probably never guess what happens at the end of this new Spoon video. Check out the clip for the track “Do You” below, directed by Hiro Murai (who’s done similarly-weird videos for Earl Sweatshirt, St. Vincent, Cults). The new album, They Want My Soul, comes out August 5th via Loma Vista.Read more...

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TV Eye: Week of 5/5

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, May 5th Jimmy Kimmel Live: Future Islands Late Night with Seth Meyers: Young the GiantRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Samuel Herring of Future Islands

KEXP asks musicians, “Old or new — what is your favorite song RIGHT NOW?” Samuel T. Herring: “There’s this guy, he used to go by the name of Sach. He was a member of The Nonce, which was an early ’90s hip-hop group. They were only able to put out one album. Then he wasRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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Live Review: Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at The Crocodile 4/3/2014

After the band finished ripping through a particularly danceable rendition of “Spirit” off their new record Singles, Future Islands frontman Sam Herring looked down at his sweat soaked shirt and pants. After a failed attempt to wring a piece of it out, he just laughed along with the rest of the crowd. The guy couldRead more...

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Live Video: Future Islands

From being 18-year-old kids playing house parties in Greenville, North Carolina, to last month’s nationwide broadcast on The Late Show with David Letterman that made them internet superstars — throughout it all, Future Islands have always stayed true to themselves, and to their strong work ethic. After spending nearly five years straight on the road,Read more...

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Out This Week 3/25

At this pace, 2014 is well on its way to outdoing 2013 in new releases. The streak continues this week, topped by a terrific new album by Future Islands, which our Music Director, Don Yates, calls “a masterful set of impassioned, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop with glittering synths, streamlined guitars and driving rhythms accompanying Samuel T. Herring’sRead more...

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Album Review: Future Islands - Singles

Baltimore synth-pop group Future Islands found a new home on 4AD for their fourth LP, Singles. Though their prior years at Thrill Jockey have given us some incredible music over the years, whoever it is over at 4AD that got the wonderful task of marketing this band and this record for a Future Islands explosionRead more...

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