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Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

Interview

Q&A: Nick Thorburn Premieres “Aloe Hills,” Talks Soundtracking The Film Only The Young

This week at the IFC Center in NYC, Oscilloscope Labs presents the opening run of its latest critically acclaimed film, Only The Young. (Get tickets
Amrit Singh | December 7, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we ran into a bit of a problem as it pertains to this list: For some reason, YouTube embed aren't rendering when we…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 4:07 pm

More Islands stories

Islands – “No Milk, No Sugar” Video

Islands have shared a video for "No Milk, No Sugar," a track off the more electronic-minded of the two albums they're releasing next month, Taste
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Islands – “No Milk, No Sugar” & “Fear”

Because Islands are releasing two albums simultaneously next month, the singles promoting the projects have also arrived in twos. The latest pair is "No Milk,…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Islands – “The Joke” & “Christmas Tree”

Ambitious indie rockers Islands are set to drop two albums, Taste and Should I Remain Here At Sea?, later this spring. They've already shared lead…
Collin Robinson | March 25, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Islands Announce Two New Albums, Share Lead Singles “Back Into It” & “Charm Offensive” (Stereogum Premiere)

Very rarely do bands release two albums on the same day. Guns N' Roses famously did it with Use Your Illusion I and II in…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2016 - 9:34 am

Listen To Nick Thorburn’s Theme For Serial Season 2

Sarah Koenig pulled a BeyoncĂ© this morning, surprise-releasing the first episode of Serial's second season accompanied by a New York Times feature. The wildly popular…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2015 - 10:12 am

Nick Diamonds – “Specimen Days” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Specimen Days" was left off City Of Quartz, Islands/Unicorns/Serial dude Nick Thorburn's latest solo release under his Nick Diamonds alias. But the song is out…
Chris DeVille | September 4, 2015 - 10:43 am

Nick Diamonds – “Bohemian Groove”

The Unicorns/Islands frontman and Serial music composer Nick Thorburn always has a few things in the works. And right now, he's getting ready to release…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Nick Diamonds – “Witch Window” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aside from fronting the rather iconic Montreal band Unicorns and releasing several albums with his cult-favorite art-pop act Islands, Nick Thorburn is also the man…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 11:16 am

Islands & Idiot Glee – “Are You Sleeping?” (Harry Nilsson Cover)

Harry Nilsson is one of those musicians whose influence far outstrips his fame. His music feels like a sacred trust among the initiated, which is…
Chris DeVille | April 22, 2014 - 11:43 am

Watch Islands Perform New Song “Snowflake” On Exclaim! TV

While getting ready to play a show in Toronto, Islands met up with Exclaim! TV to debut a brand-new song live. It's called "Snowflake," and…
Miles Bowe | April 2, 2014 - 11:40 am

Islands – “Hawaii”

Nick Thorburn recently put out the new album Ski Mask with his group Islands, and now he's got another bit of new music. "Hawaii" is…
Miles Bowe | December 16, 2013 - 10:48 am

Islands – “Wave Forms” Video

Canadian art-poppers Islands' video for "Wave Forms," the first single from their new album Ski Mask, stars Cory Zacharia, the subject of the 2008 documentary…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Watch An Islands Mockumentary Starring Michael Cera, Bill Hader, And Jon Daly

Islands, the longstanding indie-pop enterprise fronted by ex-Unicorns member Nick Diamonds, just released a new album called Ski Mask, which Thorburn touts as "like a…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Stream Islands Ski Mask

Nick Thorburn is probably still better-known for Unicorns than for anything else, but he's now cranked out five albums in seven years with his art-pop…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Islands – “Becoming The Gunship”

Islands, the Canadian art-poppers led by former Unicorn Nick Thorburn, are preparing to unleash their new album Ski Mask upon the world. The first single…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2013 - 9:23 am

Islands – “Wave Forms”

Islands, the project led by former Unicorn Nick Thorburn, stays forever busy. Their last album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, is only a year old,…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2013 - 9:01 am

Stepson (El-P & Nick Diamonds) – “Movie Tit”

El-P and Islands' Nick Diamonds are no stranger to collaboration -- most recently, see "Stay Down" from El's excellent Cancer For Cure, or that screengrab…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Spotify In The USA: One Year Later

In 2011, the Internet exploded with subscription-based streaming services. Google, iTunes and Amazon all wanted a piece of that magic digital jukebox in the sky.
Lauretta Charlton | July 16, 2012 - 1:02 pm
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