Future Islands

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Future Islands is an American synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, and signed to 4AD, currently comprising Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals). The band was formed in January 2006 by Welmers, Cashion and Herring—the remaining members of the performance art college band Art Lord & the Self-Portraits—and drummer Erick Murillo.[1]

Murillo left in November 2007, after which the band relocated to Baltimore, MD, and released the debut album Wave Like Home through British label Upset The Rhythm in 2008. Their second album In Evening Air was released in 2010 by Thrill Jockey and in 2011 the band released their third album On the Water through the same label.

Future Islands came to prominence in 2014 with their fourth album Singles released by 4AD. Its lead single "Seasons (Waiting on You)" was considered best song of 2014 by Pitchfork,[2] and the NME[3] and its performance at the Late Show with David Letterman in March 2014, became the most-viewed video on the show's YouTube page.[4]

On April 7, 2017, the band released their fifth album The Far Field. Described by Consequence of Sound as "one of the best live bands around",[5] Future Islands locked main-stage sets at some of the world's biggest music festivals—Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo[4]and the Glastonbury Festival,[6]— and sold out many dates on their European summer tour, even before the album was released.[7]

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The Far Field
 
The Far Field is the fifth studio album by American synthpop band Future Islands, released on April 7, 2017 through 4AD.
Singles
 
Singles is the fourth studio album by American synthpop band Future Islands, released on March 24, 2014 through 4AD Records.
Seasons
 
"Seasons (Waiting on You)" is a song by American synthpop band Future Islands.
On the Water
 
On the Water is the third album by synthpop band Future Islands.

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The National Announce Two-Day NYC Event Featuring Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, and More
  –  April 10, 2018
In December The National announced the inaugural music festival "Homecoming in Association with ... Joining them will be Father John Misty, Julien Baker, Future Islands, Feist, The Breeders, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Big Thief, Lord Huron, Mouse on Mars ...
The National announce There’s No Leaving New York Festival, featuring Future Islands, Cat Power, more
  –  April 9, 2018
The National will host a new two-day music festival in the Big Apple this fall ... The indie rockers are slated to perform, in addition to Future Islands, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Cat Power. Previous Artist of the Month Phoebe Bridgers, Bully ...
The National to Host "There’s No Leaving New York" Event Featuring Jason Isbell, Future Islands and More
  –  April 9, 2018
Future Islands, Cat Power and more. “There’s No Leaving New York,” which is set for September 29 and 30, will also feature music from Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls and Adia Victoria. “Our show last October at Forest Hills ...
The National Announce Two-Day NYC Event Featuring Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, and More
  –  April 10, 2018
The National have announced a two-day live event at Forest Hills Stadium on September 29 and 30 that will features performances from the band as well as from Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, Phoebe Bridges, Bully, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ...
tours announced: Arctic Monkeys, Gary Clark Jr, 311/Offspring, Tool clinics, more
  –  April 9, 2018
The National expanded their tour, adding a two-day NYC fest with Cat Power, Jason Isbell, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, Phoebe Bridgers, and more. Gary Clark Jr. has just added a bunch of new summer dates to his 2018 tour. None of those are in NYC ...
The National announce There’s No Leaving New York Festival, featuring Future Islands, Cat Power, more
  –  April 9, 2018
The National will host a new two-day music festival in the Big Apple this fall. Set for September 29th and 30th, it’s called The National presents: There’s No Leaving New York and will take place at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. The indie rockers are ...
The National throwing NYC fest with Cat Power, Jason Isbell, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, more
  –  April 9, 2018
The National may not all live in NYC anymore, and they may be celebrating their roots in Cincinnati with their inaugural Homecoming festival this year, but as they sing in their Dark Was the Night contribution “So Far Around the Bend,” they know ...
The National to Host "There’s No Leaving New York" Event Featuring Jason Isbell, Future Islands and More
  –  April 9, 2018
The National will host a special, two-day event at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens this September, where the band will welcome a lineup featuring Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power and more. “There’s No Leaving New York,” which ...
Richard Dawkins Joins bluedot As Dot Talks Lineup Expands
  –  April 9, 2018
Although the festival boasts a musical lineup including headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands and The Blue Planet In Concert with The Hallé, Jodrell Bank Observatory will also play host to an incredible lineup of some of the ...
The 10 Best Wye Oak Songs
  –  April 6, 2018
Most of them made earnest, emotional music — especially Future Islands, a later addition to the little scene. And all of them, even after a fluke breakthrough moment like Future Islands’ or a steady prominence like Beach House’s, felt like spiritual ...

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