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Making the big leap from Upset the Rhythm to Thrill Jockey Future Islands have delivered a beautiful yet curious debut in the form of 'In the Evening'. I've been following the band closely since I was lucky enough to play with them in Nottingham last year and their progress in that time has been immense, so much so that it's almost impossible to form a solid opinion on the group that have created such a strange sound. So, here goes....Future Islands craft a psuedo New Order style of modern pop that fuses electronic beats and programming with purist style indie pop. Part shoegaze, part progressive dance pop, they have all bases covered here. Then there's the vocals...Samuel T. Herring style no doubt divides opinion but it can't be said that he's not unique in his delivery sounding not to dissimilar to Tom Waits, all warm and throaty but very expressive with it. Musically I see the comparison to Abe Vigoda but I think Future Islands are a lot better with much more diversity in their style. So yeah, I'm still digging Future Islands. Maybe you should give 'em a try too. Out now on mega orange vinyl and Ceedee. Whoop!
rocka said:Drag City, eh?
normanrecords said:oops. I'll amend that!! It's been a long day!
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