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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

For May we have sessions plus special shows - one related to Nirvana and the other the city of Sydney

Artist Info

Future Islands

Future Islands
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Future Islands is a new wave band based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals) and Michael Lowry (percussion, since 2020). Future Islands' music style has been tagged as synthpop, but the band has routinely rejected that classification, considering themselves as post-wave,by combining the romanticism of new wave with the power and drive of post-punk.

The band met and formed in Greenville, North Carolina, USA while studying art at East Carolina University. Their first band was Art Lord & The Self-Portraits, which was also composed of Adam Beeby and Kymia Nawabi and lasted from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, Cashion, Herring, and Welmers formed Future Islands, along with Erick Murillo, the bassist for The Kickass. Other former members include Samuel N. Ortiz-Payero (drums, 2008) and Denny Bowen (drums, 2009–2013 in studio; 2013–2014 touring)

Future Islands released Little Advances in April 2006, and a self-released split CD with Welmers' solo project Moss of Aura in January 2007. In July 2007, they recorded their debut album, Wave Like Home, with Chester Endersby Gwazda at Backdoor Skateshop in Greenville, North Carolina. After a Halloween party in 2007, Murillo quit the band. In late 2007 and early 2008, the band relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The "Feathers and Hallways" 7" was recorded in Oakland, California during their first US tour and was their first release as a focused three-piece. Upset! the Rhythm released Wave Like Home on 25 August 2008. The cover art was designed by Kymia Nawabi, a former member of Art Lord & The Self-Portraits. In 2009 the band signed to independent Chicago record company Thrill Jockey.

Their second album, In Evening Air, was recorded in the band's living room in the historic Marble Hill neighborhood in Baltimore and released on 4 May 2010.Their third full-length album, On the Water, was recorded in Elizabeth City, NC's historic, waterfront Andrew S. Sanders House. It was released on 11 October 2011.

These early albums from Future Islands are often associated with other bands affiliated with Wham City, such as Videohippos, Santa Dads, Blood Baby, OCDJ, Adventure, Dan Deacon, Weekends and Double Dagger.

In 2014, they released Singles with hit-track Seasons (Waiting on You). The band and song gained critical acclamation from Pitchfork and NME and performed the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, a performance that went viral. In 2017, they released The Far Field and most recently in 2020 they released As Long As You Are.
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Upcoming gigs:

Wed 22 May 2024

Future Islands: Carlswerk Victoria, Köln, Germany

Concerts by BandsInTown

Thu 23 May 2024

Future Islands: Bearded Theory Festival 2024, South Derbyshire District, United Kingdom

Concerts by BandsInTown

Sat 25 May 2024

Future Islands: Temple Newsam, Leeds, United Kingdom

Concerts by BandsInTown

Wed 19 Jun 2024

Future Islands: Roadrunner, Boston, MA, United States

Concerts by BandsInTown

Thu 20 Jun 2024

Future Islands: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, United States

Concerts by BandsInTown

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