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Pearl Jam, NIN, Arctic Monkeys Make NOS Alive 2018 A Thrilling, Rock-Dominated Festival

Over the last 11 years under a few different iterations, Lisbon's NOS Alive has sneakily become one of Europe's more appealing festivals. It isn't hard…
Ryan Leas | July 15, 2018 - 12:28 pm

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Future Islands The Far Field

Future Islands became a meme. That's something that happened. Their ultimate reward for years of making eloquent and elegant synthpop head-ringers, of playing every hole-in-the-wall…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2017 - 12:01 pm

More Future Islands stories

Nina Kinert – “Chapped Lips” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring) Video

2018 sees Sweden’s Nina Kinert moving away from her Nina K moniker and finally embracing the singer-songwriter label. "Chapped Lips," the second single off her…
Gil Green | May 10, 2018 - 9:22 am

Future Islands – “Calliope”

If there is any such thing as a bad Future Islands song, I haven't heard it. The Baltimore synthpop greats are now more than a…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2018 - 12:47 pm

The National Announce 2-Day Forest Hills Fest With Jason Isbell, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, & More

The National have announced a new two-day event at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. They're calling it "There's No Leaving New York," and it'll…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 9, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Future Islands – “Beauty Of The Road” Video

Baltimore synthpoppers Future Islands have long been one of our great live bands. After releasing the album The Far Field earlier this year, they've followed…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2017 - 10:11 am

BADBADNOTGOOD – “I Don’t Know” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring)

Last year, the Toronto soul/jazz instrumental combo BADBADNOTGOOD released their guest-heavy album IV, and one of the featured collaborators was Future Islands frontman Samuel T.
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2017 - 10:15 am

Andy Samberg And Future Islands Talk “Dick In A Box,” Joanna Newsom, & Becoming A Meme

Actor, comedian, and Lonely Island member Andy Samberg interviewed Future Islands for a new Magnet cover story. In the intro, Samberg says that he first…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 21, 2017 - 11:23 am

Watch Future Islands’ Intense, Dramatic, Amazing Conan Performance

You probably don't need me to tell you this, but Future Islands are one of the great must-see bands out there on the late-night live-performance…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2017 - 9:48 am

Stream Future Islands The Far Field

Our current reigning Album Of The Week is The Far Field, the new one from the great Baltimore synthy art-poppers Future Islands. It's less pyrotechnic…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2017 - 9:19 am

Future Islands – “Cave”

In a couple of weeks, the great Baltimore trio Future Islands will give us their new album The Far Field. They gave us an early…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 8:53 am

Future Islands – “Ran” Video

A month ago, the great Baltimore band Future Islands announced their plans to follow up 2014's career-making album Singles with a new LP called The
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2017 - 10:03 am

Watch Future Islands’ Stunning Tonight Show Performance

Future Islands are one of the greatest live bands currently working, thanks to a whole bunch of amazing songs and to Samuel T. Herring's singular,…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 9:05 am

Watch Future Islands Play New Song “Aladdin” In Chicago

Future Islands played most of their new LP The Far Field at House Of Vans Chicago last night. They opened their set up with album…
Peter Helman | February 4, 2017 - 7:11 pm
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