New Reefer – “Let It Go” (Flying Lotus Remix) & New Islands Live EP, Live Dates

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, who have a six-song Live Session available at iTunes, are also on the road. The iTunes EP includes Arm’s Way tracks (“The Arm,” “Pieces Of You,” “Creeper,” and a “revised” “J’aime Vous Voir Quitter”) as well as covers of Spiritualized’s “Broken Heart” and Sinead O’Connor’s “Red Football.” If these two projects weren’t enough, you can add Reefer to the mix. It’s the duo of Thorburn and LA-based hip-hop producer Daddy Kev. The two met via Subtitle, who we saw in Nick’s arms at SXSW ’08, and went off to Maui sans Subtitle (Thorburn clearly digs islands) to put together their self-titled debut. It includes six songs, three interludes, and remixes by Dntel and Flying Lotus. We have the Flying Lotus remix as well as the album art by L.A. illustrators Kozyndan:

Reefer – “Let It Go (Flying Lotus Remix)” (MP3)

Reminiscent of Quiet Village’s Hawaiian wrangles. But mixed by the people behind this. And called Reefer.

Reefer is out digitally 10/14 via Alpha Pup. In the meantime — and afterward — Islands are on the road:

10/09 Berlin, Germany @ Popkomm Music Festival
10/10 Leipzig, Germany @ Nato
10/11 Freiburg, Germany @ Swamp
10/13 Geneva, Switzerland @ L’Usine
10/14 Le Havre, France @ Caberat Electrique
10/15 Rennes, France @ Ubu Club
10/16 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
10/17 Saint Lo, France @ La Normandy
10/18 St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace
10/19 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
10/26 Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Halifax Pop Explosion
11/08-09 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)