Future Islands Release Live Acoustic Video and MP3 from ‘In Evening Air’


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 LIST
01. In the Fall
02. An Apology
03. Long Flight
04. Little Dreamer
FALL EUROPEAN/US TOUR
Sep 8   Charlottesville, VA             Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/Double Dagger
Sep 9   Raleigh, NC             Hopscotch Festival
Sep 16  Leipzig, Germany                Conne Island
Sep 17  Kassel, Germany         ARM
Sep 18  Wurzburg, Germany       Schoner Rene
Sep 19  Munich, Germany         Feierwerk
Sep 20  Ljubljana, Slovenia     ORTO Club
Sep 21  Zagreb, Croatia         KSET
Sep 22  Montebelluna, Italy     Osteria Tocchetto
Sep 23  Vienna, Austria         Arena
Sep 24  Dresden, Germany                Beatpol
Sep 25  Prague, Czech Republic  007
Sep 26  Karlsruhe, Germany      Carambolage
Sep 27  Esslingen, Germany      Komma
Sep 29  London, UK              CAMP Basement
Sep 30  Brighton, UK            Freebutt
Oct 1   Manchester, UK          Islington Mill
Oct 2   Glasgow, UK             Cry Parrot
Oct 3   Leeds, UK               The Library
Oct 4   London, UK              Latitudes Session @ Southern Studios
Oct 5   Paris, France           Point Ephemere
Oct 6   Nantes, France          Olympic
Oct 7   Le Mans, France         Salle Jean Carmet
Oct 8   Reims, France           Festival Elecktricity
Oct 9   Dudingen, Switzerland   Cafe Bad Bonn
Oct 10  St. Gallen, Switzerland Palace
Oct 11  Bielefeld, Germany      AZ
Oct 12  Leuven, Belgium         STUK
Oct 13  Hamburg, Germany        III & 70 Club
Oct 14  Koln, Germany           Sonic Ballroom
Oct 15  Potsdam, Germany        Kuze
Oct 16  Berlin, Germany         Schokoladen
Oct 17  Athens, Greece          Six D.O.G.S
Oct 18  Vigo, Spain             Festival Sinsal
Oct 19  Madrid, Spain           Moby Dick
Oct 20  Dublin, Ireland         Workman’s Club
Oct 25  New York, NY            Mercury Lounge
Oct 27  Providence, RI          AS220
Oct 28  Waltham, MA             Brandeis University
Oct 29  Philadelphia, PA                The Ox
Oct 30  Haverford, PA           Haverford College
There are rumored to be some November dates coming shortly!  Stay tuned.
Photo used via flickr user jcbehm & Creative Commons.
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2 responses to “Future Islands Release Live Acoustic Video and MP3 from ‘In Evening Air’

  1. lustandfury

    Liking this track a lot!

  2. You’ll probably love the record if you dig that track!

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