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Wildest Memes: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2015

Oh, Twitter. Never before has it been easier to find out what celebrities think of #TheDress, and never before has it been easier for celebrities…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday's Governors Ball did seem a little sparse…
Stereogum | June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All of this week's best songs boast a balls-to-the-wall letting go in their own respective ways. Some are aggressive, others are shy and muted, but…
Stereogum | May 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm
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Future Islands – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

'Tis the season! Taking a page out of Carly Rae Jepsen's playbook (right?), Future Islands have offered up a cover of Wham's oft-covered "Last Christmas"
James Rettig | December 24, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Future Islands Side Project The Snails Share “Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)”

Samuel T. Herring and William Cashion of Future Islands have a side project called the Snails, and they just released a Christmas song in anticipation…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Watch BADBADNOTGOOD & Future Islands’ Sam Herring Debut New Song & “Seasons” Remix In LA

Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD played a show at LA's Tower Theatre last night as a part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm
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Cavanaugh – “Typecast” (Feat. P.O.S., Hemlock Ernst, & Busdriver) (Stereogum Premiere)

Hip-hop artists Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti tackle contentious issues in their new group Cavanaugh, and they've enlisted a small army of muscular talent to…
Charles Innis | November 18, 2015 - 11:09 am

Busdriver – “Ministry Of The Torture Couch” (Feat. Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring)

Last week, the veteran L.A. abstract-rap motormouth Busdriver shared his new "More" video and announced that he'd be teaming up with Meredith Graves' Honor Press…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2015 - 12:18 pm
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Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Appears As Rap Alter Ego Hemlock Ernst In New Video

When he's not fronting Future Islands, Samuel T. Herring occasionally moonlights as a rapper. Recently, he's been putting out stuff under the name Trouble Knows
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 5:45 pm
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Report From Flow Festival 2015

Though it originally started as a tiny, local, more jazz-focused festival, Helsinki's Flow has grown into something different by 2015. It had record attendance this…
Ryan Leas | August 17, 2015 - 1:27 pm
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Hear Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring Chat With Vic Mensa

Backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival a couple of weeks ago, the Talkhouse's Elia Einhorn was snagging as many podcast interviews with musicians as he…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 11:59 am

Future Islands, Lower Dens Members Help Baltimore Middle Schoolers Record Song About Riots

Baltimore is as deeply segregated a city as you'd probably expect. But say this for the people in the city's predominantly white indie rock scene:…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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Trouble Knows Me (Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring & Madlib) – “Trouble Knows Me”

Future Islands frontman has previously showed off his rap talents on stage, but never on record; when he guested on one of Gangrene's GTAV tracks,…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
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Future Islands – “A Song For Our Grandfathers” Video

The early weeks of summer always feel nostalgic, and before it gets way too hot to enjoy being outside, there's nothing more enjoyable than chilling…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 19, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Watch Win Butler Sing With Future Islands At A Car Dealership Party In Burlington

So I guess Win Butler coming to Future Islands shows, casually walking onstage, and singing part of "Seasons (Waiting On You)" is a thing that…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 8:09 pm
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Watch Future Islands Make Their Triumphant Letterman Return

Baltimore needed a win right about now, and it got a small one last night. When the great Baltimore band Future Islands appeared on the
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2015 - 8:29 am
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Wye Oak – “Despicable Animal (Moss Of Aura + Future Islands Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Since the release of Wye Oak's excellent, nearly guitar-less LP Shriek, the Baltimore duo have contributed synthy remixes to songs from Wilsen and Sylvan Esso.
Aaron Lindenberg | April 28, 2015 - 10:01 am
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Scallops Hotel – “Lavender Chunk” (Feat. Hemlock Ernst)

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring has an intriguing side thing going on. Every once in a while, he'll stop howling beautifully damaged new wave…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 8:55 am

Future Islands – “The Chase”

Future Islands debuted their new Record Store Day exclusive single "The Chase" on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 show earlier today. They played the…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 8:21 am
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