Future Islands Announce New LP Singles

We’ve long advocated for Baltimore art-pop weirdos Future Islands, a band that injects raw cartoonish bluster and eerie intrigue into its pulse-pounding new wave jams (think Les Savy Fav or Gil Mantera’s Party Dream) and whose live show is out of this world. Apparently, the storied record label 4AD is also full of Future Islands fans: They signed the band and are releasing a new LP this spring, the follow-up to 2011’s fantastic On The Water. It’s called Singles, and it was produced by Chris Coady, whose resume includes work with fellow Baltimore greats Beach House plus indie rock mainstays from the raucous (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) to the resplendent (Grizzly Bear). A press release promises frontman Samuel T. Herring’s “deeply poetic tales of heartbreak, love, and loss are finally up front and in high fidelity.”

Singles is due out 3/25 via 4AD. No music to speak of yet, but we can give you extensive tour dates across Europe and North America with a big SXSW-shaped space carved out in the middle.

2/3 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/8 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
2/11 London, UK @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
2/13 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
2/14 Brussels, BE @ Beurschouwburg
2/16 Hamburg, DE @ Ubel & Gefährlich
2/17 Berlin, DE @ C-Club
3/3 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
3/4 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
3/5 Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom *
3/7 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia *
3/8 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *
3/9 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
3/16 @ Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe *
3/24 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
3/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
3/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/27 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
3/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
3/29 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/31 Billings, MT @ The Railyard
4/1 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
4/2 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
4/3 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
4/4 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/5 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
4/6 Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
4/7 Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
4/8 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
4/9 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
4/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
4/21 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
4/22 Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
4/23 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
4/24 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
4/25 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
4/26 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
4/29 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/30 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

* w/ Wye Oak