Showing All "Islands" Posts

Nearly a year after Islanders Nick Thorburn and Jim Guthrie's Human Highway side-project presented itself via this sunny standout, the duo is recharging and offering itself yet again, via spring…   Read Story »
NAME: Nick Thorburn (Islands, Human Highway) PROGRESS REPORT: Recording Islands' third LP at Stratosphere Studio in New York City; recording a solo LP, I Am An Attic at home; releasing a comic book,…   Read Story »
When writing about Nick Thorburn's Reefer, we also made sure to mention his work with Human Highway and, his most popular project, Islands. As far as the latter, this creepy "Creeper" clip's the…   Read Story »
Nick Thorburn is a busy guy. Between Islands and Human Highway, it's unclear how he finds the time to keep up those fashionable haircuts. We recently reported on HH's first live shows. Now Islands,…   Read Story »
Human Highway, the duo of Islands' Nick Thorburn and jingle master Jim Guthrie, played their first shows ever at Cake Shop on Monday and a show at Joe's Pub last night. Both were co-headliners with…   Read Story »
We've followed the New York x New York concert-and-something-else-not exactly-involving-music series pretty closely, because it has been pretty great. The list is a fun to rattle off: indie rock…   Read Story »
I couldn't make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so ... how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did…   Read Story »
Recently Highwayman Nick Thorburn & his Islands stopped by Daytrotter, committing four songs to tape, including Return To The Sea's "Where There's A Will There's A Whalebone" (sans Subtitle) and…   Read Story »
We dug Invasive Exotics, Indian Jewelry's 2006 long player, but the feedback feels warmer, the structures more assured, expansive, unhinged and less Doors-y/VU-derived on Free Gold!. In fact, even if…   Read Story »
When not talking about Vampire Weekend and vaginas or performing with his Islands, Nick Thorburn's teaming up with Royal City-associated songwriter and solo artist (and current Islands guitarist) Jim…   Read Story »