Showing All "Islands" Posts

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 why you're just as likely to hear famous musicians…   Read Story »
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 it finds the band in fine form, even so soon after…   Read Story »
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 a song that Thorburn wrote and recorded on Friday, he notes on its…   Read Story »
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 Kid Icarus. I don't know Zacharia's…   Read Story »
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 summation of Islands, everything…   Read Story »
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 band Islands, so maybe we should reorient our…   Read Story »
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 they shared was the lush but twitchy "Wave…   Read Story »
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 unbridled feeling of summer's start and infinite…   Read Story »
Islands, the project led by former Unicorn Nick Thorburn, stays forever busy. Their last album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, is only a year old, but they've already announced plans for the follow-up. Ski…   Read Story »
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 here, film folk. It looks nice!) It focuses on…   Read Story »