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Future Islands Announce New Record, Release Tracklist

July 20, 2011
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Future Islands will release their third album, On the Water, on Oct. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The synth-pop trio spent March of this year living and recording in their home state of North Carolina, in Elizabeth City. Naturally, the town is located on the banks of a river and is just a short drive from the beach, locales that the band used to make watery field recordings and record vocal takes with the ocean’s waves crashing in the background.

Featured contributors include Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, who provides vocals on “The Great Fire”, and Double Dagger’s Denny Bowen, who added live drumming and additional percussion. The 11-song tracklist, which includes the recently released “Before the Bridge,”is below.

On the Water

Before the Bridge

The Great Fire

Open

Where I Found You

Give Us the Wind

Close to None

Balance

Tybee Island

Grease

Future Islands will release its third album, “On the Water,” on Oct. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The synth-pop trio spent March of this year living and recording in their home state of North Carolina, in Elizabeth City. Naturally, the town is located on the banks of a river and is just a short drive from the beach, locales that the band used to make watery field recordings and record vocal takes with the ocean’s waves crashing in the background. Featured contributors include Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, who provides vocals on “The Great Fire”, and Double Dagger’s Denny Bowen, who added live drumming and additional percussion. The 11-song tracklist, which includes the recently released “Before the Bridge,” (http://blogs.citypaper.com/noise/index.php/2011/06/future-islands-unveil-new-track-before-the-bridge/) is below.

  1. On the Water
  2. Before the Bridge
  3. The Great Fire
  4. Open
  5. Where I Found You
  6. Give Us the Wind
  7. Close to None
  8. Balance
  9. Tybee Island
  10. Grease
  11. (untitled)

Future Islands will release its third album, “On the Water,” on Oct. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The synth-pop trio spent March of this year living and recording in their home state of North Carolina, in Elizabeth City. Naturally, the town is located on the banks of a river and is just a short drive from the beach, locales that the band used to make watery field recordings and record vocal takes with the ocean’s waves crashing in the background. Featured contributors include Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, who provides vocals on “The Great Fire”, and Double Dagger’s Denny Bowen, who added live drumming and additional percussion. The 11-song tracklist, which includes the recently released “Before the Bridge,” (http://blogs.citypaper.com/noise/index.php/2011/06/future-islands-unveil-new-track-before-the-bridge/) is below.

On the Water

Before the Bridge

The Great Fire

Open

Where I Found You

Give Us the Wind

Close to None

Balance

Tybee Island

Grease

(untitled)

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