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“Pumpkin Dance” + Future Islands = Best new version of The Herring

March 28, 2014
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“Pumpkin Dance” + Future Islands = Best new version of The Herring

As you’ve probably read here and elsewhere, Future Islands’ performance on Letterman became something of an internet sensation, spawning .gifs of frontman Samuel T. Herring’s hip-swiveling dance moves, which came to be known as “The Herring” on Pitchfork and other places, and gaining the Baltimore synth-pop band a legion of new fans. Below, we...
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Future Islands set to release new album in March

January 8, 2014
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Future Islands set to release new album in March

Local synth-pop trio Future Islands have a new album, titled Singles, due out March 25, according to a post on Pitchfork. The band has left the Chicag0-based, Baltimore-supporting label Thrill Jockey to release the album on the venerable outfit 4AD. You’re sure to catch a lot of these new tunes at the group’s Floristree...
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Dan Deacon, Future Islands, and Videohippos to play Ottobar

July 15, 2013
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Dan Deacon, Future Islands, and Videohippos to play Ottobar

Three of Baltimore’s finest — Dan Deacon, Future Islands, and Videohippos — announced a show at the Ottobar on Sept. 21. Both Deacon and Future Islands tried out new material in their most recent hometown outings, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if we there were refined versions of those songs — or even...
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Future Islands Unveil New Video For “Balance”

September 1, 2011
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Future Islands Unveil New Video For “Balance”

The plot of the music video for the new Future Islands song, “Balance,” is fairly simple: two love-struck kids thumb rides with little more than a sign that reads “Beach.” But in the same way, say, the Smashing Pumpkins’ video for “1979” was able to capture the doldrums of being a teenager in suburbia,...
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Future Islands Announce New Record, Release Tracklist

July 20, 2011
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Future Islands Announce New Record, Release Tracklist

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...
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Future Islands Unveil New Track, “Before the Bridge”

June 17, 2011
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Future Islands Unveil New Track, “Before the Bridge”

What made In Evening Air, the second full-length from post-wave trio Future Islands, work so well was a certain sense of unity, a clear declaration of purpose. Sam Herring’s woeful tales of heartbreak, backed by synths and beats from Gerrit Welmers and bass rhythms from William Cashion, were pieced together like a page-turning book,...
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Future Islands Rein It in for NPR Tiny Desk Concert

May 17, 2011
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Future Islands Rein It in for NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The secret is that pretty much every Future Islands song is a huge bummer. Recent acoustic shows (and the EP, Undressed) have revealed the heavy heart behind the super-fun dance beats and, here, as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, the group’s kinda stripped down take on new-ish songs like “On The Water,”...
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Meet Your New Friends: Bmore Musically Informed Starts A Label

April 6, 2010
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Meet Your New Friends: Bmore Musically Informed Starts A Label

There’s been stirring about it for a while, some pre-announcement announcements, and now it looks like Friends Records, a collaboration between Bmore Musically Informed head-guy Brett Yale and the Sound Garden‘s manager manager Jimmy MacMillan, is getting off the ground this spring. “All three spring releases are off at the pressing plants, and will...
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Noise in Brief, Sept. 4: All the Baltimore Music News That Isn’t Fit to Print

September 4, 2009
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Noise in Brief, Sept. 4: All the Baltimore Music News That Isn’t Fit to Print

Mz. Streamz straight owns some rapper from Philly. Thrill Jockey strikes again. Former Wzt Heart Jason Urick’s solo album arrives this October, has awesome cover art (see left). R&B crooner Mario ups his developer friend Pat Turner, shoots his “Break Up” video at Silo Point. Future Islands debut a new, brutally...
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