Islands – “Wave Forms”
Islands, the project led by former Unicorn Nick Thorburn, stays forever busy. Their last album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, is only a year old, but they’ve already announced plans for the follow-up. Ski Mask, the new one, is set to arrive this fall, and in a press release, Thorburn says that it’s “like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record.” He also writes that the album is “really about being angry.” “Wave Forms,” the album’s first single, is a florid and idiosyncratic pop song, one built from pianos and keyboards and lush studio orchestrations. Stream it below.
Ski Mask is out in September on Thorburn’s own Manqué label.