Future Islands are one of my biggest surprises of 2010, for a couple reasons. The first reason: their album In Evening Air is the best record I heard this year on a complete whim. I didn’t know anything about the band going into it, and now it’s totally one of my top albums of 2010.
The second: How criminally under-listened they are right now. The record was critically acclaimed and got a good amount of press, but they still deserve more recognition, in my opinion. More people should be listening to this great band!
On that note, here’s your chance: The band has a new EP called Undressed, and they’ve released another track for free off the aforementioned album In Evening Air. Future Islands are also embarking on a European tour, so anyone overseas can check them out live soon!
You can stream “Walking Through That Door” here right now!
There’s also a brand new video of “Vireo’s Eye,” shot at one of their recent acoustic performances. For more information on the new video, mp3 download, and tour dates keep reading below! Don’t forget you can also check the band out on Thrill Jockey records and get a copy of In Evening Air on translucent-orange vinyl. Dang!
In the video you’ll spot Undressed contributors Denny Bowen (of Double Dagger) on drums, Kate Barutha on cello, and Devlin Rice (of Nuclear Power Pants) on acoustic guitar.“Vireo’s Eye” video:The Undressed EP is due out on September 21st! And you can read more about it here:
“Walking Through That Door” is available for download here:
UNDRESSED TRACK LIST01. In the Fall02. An Apology03. Long Flight04. Little DreamerFALL EUROPEAN/US TOURSep 8 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/Double DaggerSep 9 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch FestivalSep 16 Leipzig, Germany Conne IslandSep 17 Kassel, Germany ARMSep 18 Wurzburg, Germany Schoner ReneSep 19 Munich, Germany FeierwerkSep 20 Ljubljana, Slovenia ORTO ClubSep 21 Zagreb, Croatia KSETSep 22 Montebelluna, Italy Osteria TocchettoSep 23 Vienna, Austria ArenaSep 24 Dresden, Germany BeatpolSep 25 Prague, Czech Republic 007Sep 26 Karlsruhe, Germany CarambolageSep 27 Esslingen, Germany KommaSep 29 London, UK CAMP BasementSep 30 Brighton, UK FreebuttOct 1 Manchester, UK Islington MillOct 2 Glasgow, UK Cry ParrotOct 3 Leeds, UK The LibraryOct 4 London, UK Latitudes Session @ Southern StudiosOct 5 Paris, France Point EphemereOct 6 Nantes, France OlympicOct 7 Le Mans, France Salle Jean CarmetOct 8 Reims, France Festival ElecktricityOct 9 Dudingen, Switzerland Cafe Bad BonnOct 10 St. Gallen, Switzerland PalaceOct 11 Bielefeld, Germany AZOct 12 Leuven, Belgium STUKOct 13 Hamburg, Germany III & 70 ClubOct 14 Koln, Germany Sonic BallroomOct 15 Potsdam, Germany KuzeOct 16 Berlin, Germany SchokoladenOct 17 Athens, Greece Six D.O.G.SOct 18 Vigo, Spain Festival SinsalOct 19 Madrid, Spain Moby DickOct 20 Dublin, Ireland Workman’s ClubOct 25 New York, NY Mercury LoungeOct 27 Providence, RI AS220Oct 28 Waltham, MA Brandeis UniversityOct 29 Philadelphia, PA The OxOct 30 Haverford, PA Haverford CollegeThere are rumored to be some November dates coming shortly! Stay tuned.