New single from Future Islands: Balance

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 21 October 2011

Here’s the video for the track Balance off Future Island’s new album, On the Water. It really captures the youthful romanticism that is the trademark of the Baltimore-based indie-pop band.

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Liturgy signs to Thrill Jockey

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 16 November 2010

I got to know Thrill Jockey as the label for mellow, contemplative art/jazz bands that wind up being played on NPR. Of late, though, they have been signing some really left-field acts such as Daniel Higgs, Future Islands, Barn Owl, and now Brooklyn-based ‘transcendental black metal’ band Liturgy. I think it’s a good fit because […]

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Future Islands

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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 […]

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