Our current reigning Album Of The Week is The Far Field, the new one from the great Baltimore synthy art-poppers Future Islands. It’s less pyrotechnic than some of their past albums; instead, it sinks into a mellow and heartbroken groove. But it still sounds very much like a Future Islands album; nobody else on the planet really sounds anything like them. Indie-pop super-producer John Congleton worked with the band on the album, and Blondie legend Debbie Harry guests on one song. We’ve posted the early singles “Ran” and “Cave.” And since the album is now out there in the world, you can use Spotify to stream it below.
The Far Field is out now on 4AD.