by Zach Kaufmann in New Music on Tuesday 20 April 2010

Baltimore synth-pop band Future Islands have been busy lately. Along with In The Fall, a 12″ EP of b-sides released earlier this month, their Thrill Jockey debut In Evening Air is due out May 4, right at the start of a month-and-a-half-long tour. Gerrit Welmers lays down dance-y New Wave rhythms and William Cashion slams hard on the bass, while Sam Herring’s frenzied bellowing vocals sound like a drunken Greg Dulli doing covers at an 80s karaoke bar.