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This new season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the comedy podcast that became an IFC sketch and variety show, has been awfully heavy on indie rock. The National and Wayne Coyne have both appeared, and now…   Read Story »
While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that I'd be in a minority because of the Iceland thing -- in the past few…   Read Story »
It's become so easy, of late, to think of U2 in international-corporation terms that it's weirdly surprising to imagine them as human beings who listen to music sometimes. But in a new Rolling Stone…   Read Story »
Baltimore synthpop iconoclasts Future Islands are one of 2014's great indie success stories. They've been great forever, but they're now headlining bigger and bigger rooms on the strength of their…   Read Story »
Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring brought his signature moves to BBC's Later... With Jools Holland last night. They performed "Seasons (Waiting On You)" which is, of course, off their most…   Read Story »
While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall.…   Read Story »
Comedy Bang! Bang!, the comedy podcast that became an IFC TV show, has always been a hub of the indie comedy universe, and that's always had plenty of overlap with the indie rock universe. But even…   Read Story »
Stereogum readers recently voted Future Islands' arty synthpop burner "Seasons (Waiting On You)" the Song Of The Summer, and it would seem that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler agrees. Butler, who…   Read Story »
Los Angeles' FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in…   Read Story »
It's tough to accurately describe what musical genre Future Islands work in, since they're basically a genre unto themselves, one where dreampop atmospherics and ripped-throat death-metal roars and…   Read Story »