Future Islands – “Before The Bridge” (Stereogum Premiere)

Baltimore-via-Greenville trio Future Islands is a great band, one that remains unduly overlooked and underrated. If you missed 2010’s In Evening Air, go back and discover it. If you’re uninterested in the past, here’s a new song, “Before The Bridge,” the A-Side to a forthcoming 7″. We’re told the single’s two tracks explore “the flip sides of love.” Unhinged, but forever refined vocalist Samuel T. Herring has a knack for those sorts of things. Here:

Future Islands – “Before The Bridge”

“Before The Bridge” b/w “Find Love” is out 7/19 via Thrill Jockey in an edition of 750 hand-numbered copies. They recorded the A-Side in NC and the B-Side in Baltimore. Both songs feature additional percussion by Double Dagger’s Denny Bowen. The cover art’s by D’Metrius Rice. You can pre-order it now. Make sure to see them live:

06/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club #
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean #
06/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mayday
06/17 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
06/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
06/30 – Larz, DE @ Fusion Festival
07/01 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
07/02 – Wurzburg, DE @ Cafe Cairo
07/03 – Prague, CZ @ Finalclub
07/05 – Athens, GRE @ Six D.O.G.S.
07/06 – Duisburg, DE @ Steinbruch
07/07 – Bielefeld, DE @ AJZ
07/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Nieuwe Anita
07/09 – London, UK @ Plan B
07/10 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
07/11 – Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
07/13 – Vienna, AUT @ Arena
07/14 – Velika, CRO @ Dirty Old Festival
07/15 – Celje, SLO @ Kino Metropol
07/16 – Graz, AUT @ Forumkeller
07/17 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
07/18 – Esslingen, DE @ Komma
07/19 – Berlin, DE @ Lovelite
07/20 – Chemnitz, DE @ Beta Bar
07/21 – Koln, DE @ Sonic Ballroom
07/22 – Ruesselsheim, DE @ PhonoPop Festival
07/23 – Diepholz, DE @ Appletree Garden Festival
08/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
08/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
08/06-07 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
09/08-10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest

# w/ Wumme