Islands

Watch Islands’ Nick Thorburn In Sarah Ramos’ New Super Deluxe Short

Sarah Ramos is best-known to most people for playing Hattie Braverman on Parenthood but best-known around here as a former Videogum contributor. Recently, Ramos found…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

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 Beyoncé 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
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