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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Future Islands The Far Field

Future Islands became a meme. That's something that happened. Their ultimate reward for years of making eloquent and elegant synthpop head-ringers, of playing every hole-in-the-wall…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2017 - 12:01 pm

2015 In Review

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

List

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

More Future Islands stories

Watch Future Islands’ Intense, Dramatic, Amazing Conan Performance

You probably don't need me to tell you this, but Future Islands are one of the great must-see bands out there on the late-night live-performance…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2017 - 9:48 am

Stream Future Islands The Far Field

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…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2017 - 9:19 am

Future Islands – “Cave”

In a couple of weeks, the great Baltimore trio Future Islands will give us their new album The Far Field. They gave us an early…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 8:53 am

Future Islands – “Ran” Video

A month ago, the great Baltimore band Future Islands announced their plans to follow up 2014's career-making album Singles with a new LP called The
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2017 - 10:03 am

Watch Future Islands’ Stunning Tonight Show Performance

Future Islands are one of the greatest live bands currently working, thanks to a whole bunch of amazing songs and to Samuel T. Herring's singular,…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 9:05 am

Watch Future Islands Play New Song “Aladdin” In Chicago

Future Islands played most of their new LP The Far Field at House Of Vans Chicago last night. They opened their set up with album…
Peter Helman | February 4, 2017 - 7:11 pm

Future Islands – “Ran”

Future Islands have officially announced the release of their upcoming fifth studio LP The Far Field for later this Spring. The album follows the Baltimore…
Pranav Trewn | February 1, 2017 - 12:37 am

Charge It To The Game – “Bite Me” (Feat. Hemlock Ernst) (Stereogum Premiere)

Charge It To The Game, a new project from rapper Fat Tony in collaboration with producer Kyle Mabson, is set to reveal their debut EP,…
Zac Gelfand | May 19, 2016 - 10:01 am

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

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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