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Future Islands

December 4th, 2014

Formed:
2006 in Greenville, NC

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Future Islands

Biography

Led by crooning frontman Samuel T. Herring, the members of Future Islands started out making electro-pop music together in 2003 while attending East Carolina University's art program. Along with Herring, the initial members of the group were Adam Beeby, William Cashion, J. Gerrit Welmers, and Kymia Nawabi, and they played shows around campus as Art Lord & the Self-Portraits. In 2006, after the band split, Herring, Cashion, and Welmers continued under the name Future Islands and picked up the Kickass bassist Erick Murillo to round out the low end. The band released a few CD-Rs, splits, and cassettes before Murillo moved in a more indie rock direction, and relocated to Baltimore with the encouragement of Dan Deacon. His producer, Chester Endersby Gwazda, recorded Future Islands' debut, Wave Like Home, in 2008, and he continued to work with the band for 2010's In the Fall EP and the full-lengths In Evening Air and 2011's On the Water, which were released by Thrill Jockey. After releasing a couple of singles in 2012, the band remained relatively quiet until the announcement in late 2013 that they had signed with legendary indie label 4AD. Their first album for the label, 2014's Singles, was a streamlined, very accessible synth pop album produced by the prolific Chris Coady. The band caused a bit of a ripple within the indie rock community when their performance of one of the album's highlights, “Seasons (Waiting on You)” on Late Night with David Letterman left the host dazzled and near speechless.

Top Albums


1. Seasons (Wai..

2. Singles

3. In Evening A..

4. On the Water

5. In the Fall ..

6. Wave Like Ho..

7. Undressed – ..

8. Doves (Vince..

9. Tomorrow – S..

10. Feathers &am..

11. Follow You (..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Seasons (Waiting On You) Singles 3:46 $1.29
2.

Seasons (Waiting On You) [BADBADNOTG.. Seasons (Waiting On You) [B.. 3:43 $1.29
3.

Dream of You and Me Singles 3:59 $1.29
4.

Balance On the Water 4:06 $0.99
5.

Doves Singles 3:28 $1.29
6.

Back in the Tall Grass Singles 4:15 $1.29
7.

Spirit Singles 4:21 $1.29
8.

Tin Man In Evening Air 3:13 $1.29
9.

Light House Singles 4:47 $1.29
10.

Vireo's Eye In Evening Air 4:07 $1.29
11.

Doves (Vince Clarke Remix) Doves (Vince Clarke Remix) .. 5:29 $1.29
12.

Tomorrow Tomorrow – Single 3:32 $1.29
13.

Like the Moon Singles 4:39 $1.29
14.

Sun in the Morning Singles 3:48 $1.29
15.

Long Flight In Evening Air 5:15 $1.29
16.

Happiness of Being Twice Feathers & Hallways – S.. 3:17 $1.29
17.

Fountain Tomorrow – Single 5:39 $1.29
18.

Song for Our Grandfathers Singles 4:55 $1.29
19.

Walking Through That Door In Evening Air 4:33 $1.29
20.

Pinnochio Feathers & Hallways – S.. 3:00 $1.29
21.

Little Dreamer Wave Like Home 3:57 $1.29
22.

Wave Like Home Wave Like Home 2:57 $1.29
23.

Beach Foam Wave Like Home 4:25 $1.29
24.

Heart Grows Old Wave Like Home 3:14 $1.29
25.

Seize a Shark Wave Like Home 2:22 $1.29

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