Showing All "Islands" Posts

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. But the game changer was Spotify. Fan…   Read Story »
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 Main Attrakionz, wide-eyed…   Read Story »
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 a transgressive charge to seeing El-P, patron saint of…   Read Story »
"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 and create bubbling, clean-sounding indie rock in…   Read Story »
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 put them in. We're not sure why that is, but we're looking to fix it.…   Read Story »
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, but he gradually gets into it. The…   Read Story »
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, one man is the Islands). Now, the entirety of A…   Read Story »
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 A Song" -- which is, paradoxically, a song -- is already floating…   Read Story »
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 and playing the song on vintage-style instruments in artfully lit…   Read Story »
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, A Sleep & A Forgetting is either a Wordsworth…   Read Story »