New Islands – “Vapours” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nick Diamonds and his Islands are some album details and one MP3 into the promotional swing for their forthcoming Arm’s Way followup, Vapours. Today they reveal the set’s title track, which does more in under three minutes to pique interest in the new LP than the previous weeks of PR nuggets combined. “Vapours” is Islands at their most nostalgically pop-centric, a ’60s flashback with Nick focused on proper ventilation while some triumphant Stax Records-redolent horns exhale all around him. “It’s the bassline in your mind,” but it’s the brass lines that make it a good look.

Islands – “Vapours” (MP3)

Vapours is out 9/22 via Anti-.

On tour:
09/28 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
09/29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
09/30 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/03 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/04 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/09 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/10 – Cambridge, MA @ House of Blues
10/12 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
1014 – Toronto, Ontario @ Kool Haus
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
10/18 – Missoula, MT @ Badlander *
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
10/20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theatre *
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
10/22 – Davis, CA UC Davis @ Oddfellows Lodge *
10/23 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Berkeley (Lower Sproul Plaza) *
10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (day show)
10/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubador *
10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room *
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
10/28 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *
10/29 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe *
10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe *
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s Bar *
11/01 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House *
11/02 – Baltimore, MD @ G-Spot *
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
11/04 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
11/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Jemina Pearl

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