Islands - Page 2

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

Monthly Mix

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

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

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

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

Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Bad Habits” (Feat. Bun B & Nick Diamonds)

Today, the brand new Brooklyn-based label Young One announced its formation, and it's already got a small but seriously impressive roster: Bay Area cloud-rap pioneers…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Watch El-P & Nick Diamonds Play Letterman

At this point, it's pretty expected for every big indie rock type to make the late-night rounds whenever a new record drops. But there's still…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 9:02 am

The Magic – “Mr. Hollywood”

"Mr. Hollywood" is the debut single from the Magic, a group that consists of Islands brothers Geordie and Evan Gordon, who hail from Guelph, Ontario…
Corban Goble | April 27, 2012 - 10:37 am

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

Islands – “Hallways” Video

In the video for Islands' jumpy, jittery quasi-pop song "Hallways," frontman Nick Thorburn is surprised to find himself singing for a band of marionette skeletons,…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2012 - 10:10 am

Stream Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting

Since announcing plans for a new album last October, the Islands' Nick Thorburn has given us "Hallways" and "This Is Not A Song" (proving, indeed,…
Corban Goble | February 7, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Islands – “Hallways”

A Sleep & A Forgetting, the new album from Nick Thorburn's Islands crew, is a month away from release, and first single "This Is Not
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Islands – “This Is Not A Song” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Islands' video for their new "This Is Not A Song" is a classical piece of pop filmmaking: Just the members of the band looking sharp…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2011 - 1:31 pm

Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting Details

Now that he's returned from a sojourn with side project Mister Heavenly, Nick Thorburn came home and rattled out a new Islands record. The title,…
Corban Goble | October 27, 2011 - 1:09 pm