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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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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

More Future Islands stories

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

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

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

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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