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Future Islands

Led by crooning frontman Samuel T. Herring, the members of Future Islands started out making electro-pop music together in 2003 while attending East Carolina University's art program. Along with Herring, the initial members of the group were Adam Beeby, William Cashion, J. Gerrit Welmers, and Kymia Nawabi, and they played shows around campus as Art Lord & the Self-Portraits. In 2006, after the band split, Herring, Cashion, and Welmers continued under the name Future Islands and picked up the Kickass bassist Erick Murillo to round out the low end. The band released a few CD-Rs, splits, and cassettes before Murillo moved in a more indie rock direction, and relocated to Baltimore with the encouragement of Dan Deacon. His producer, Chester Endersby Gwazda, recorded Future Islands' debut, Wave Like Home, in 2008, and he continued to work with the band for 2010's In the Fall EP and the full-lengths In Evening Air and 2011's On the Water, which were released by Thrill Jockey. After releasing a couple of singles in 2012, the band remained relatively quiet until the announcement in late 2013 that they had signed with legendary indie label 4AD. Their first album for the label, 2014's Singles, was a streamlined, very accessible synth pop album produced by the prolific Chris Coady. The band caused a bit of a ripple within the indie rock community when their performance of one of the album's highlights, "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on Late Night with David Letterman left the host dazzled and near speechless. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi
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My old Art Lord pals...you guys have come along way since old Carson and I came to your partys
"Balance" perfect quarter life crisis song.
Excellent music on Close to None. It's the first song I've heard from this group, but the vocals are so off. There's no harmony between his singing and the music. He shouts the lyrics and all emotion is lost if any is even being expressed. It's lost, try again guys with another vocalist.
You can't help but not be drawn into them. Their Letterman appearance had me hooked!!!! So unique and groovy, you can't help but want to dance along. Love them!!!!:)
This band is a sleeping giant.
mmhtgarry
Guys moves are golden music is great.
I was drawn to Future Islands by their unique so called faux aristocratic vocals, I've grown to truly love this band.
I have to thanks for Pandora for getting me to listen for the 1st over 2years ago through my Twin Shadow station which you should check out if u like this but I'll be seeing them in August for the 2nd time I can't wait this time there are headlining before I seen them open for Phantogram who have like 1ok song but anyways I love future island
One of those bands that gets better with listening. Heard them on a taping of Couchella and can't get their toons out of my head haha
Authentic, amazing performance, beautiful blending of energies from the band members, have never been to a better concert!
bjorn.fjosne
I just discovered these guys only weeks ago and I'm hooked. I live in Miami Beach and sadly they're not coming down here anytime soon, but they are going to be in my hometown of Fargo, ND soon! Can't believe it! All my Fargo peeps better attend! And I've been telling all my other friends on the upper west coast in the Portland area to go see them as well. Congrats on the huge tour guys! Just remember you have fans in MIAMI!
I love his voice, the songs just wouldn't feel right without it.
Went to school w sam n g man... worked with William. Very proud that my 252 dunnies are about to blow up. Solid real cats
whitehawkwin g
His scratchy voice thing he does is slightly distasteful, but otherwise great music.
Who are you thinking about....... . . its couldn't be me
childhood friends
Nothing but good vibes
ejo411900
tops in my book, nothing gets better
one of the best bands ever
ive seen them live, in Sacramento.. . . . . made me a fan!
So underrated
vampy_starle t
One of the best live performances I've ever seen.
...so many great music, so many great artists and Puerto Rico only hears stupid reggaeton...
amerasinghed m
friggin luv future islands!!
bmz365
I would totally disagree with the word, crooning used to describe Sammuel, to be honest, he's the complete opposite if you've ever seen them live. He's so loud and full of energy, just my opinion
Just Grand
jaeruberto
dude, fantastic pittsburgh performance.
I miss you guys! I can't even tell you what it is like to get on here and find YOU! Keep it up! Love and kisses
Arachnid75
These guys make soundtracks to bittersweet, nostalgic dreams, but still stay fun and bouncy.
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