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at the Hollywood Bowl, September 27, 2015


Future Islands Share Video for “Glada”

As Long As You Are Out Now on 4AD

Mar 02, 2021

Future Islands have shared a video for “Glada,” a song from their newest album As Long As You Are. The video, filmed on the Swedish countryside, was directed by actress Julia Ragnarsson, and edited by visual artist Ponyhans. More

Jan 25, 2021

Future Islands released a new album, As Long As You Are, last fall via 4AD (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2020). Now they have done a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music, performing four songs remotely at Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall, which is outside of their home base of Baltimore. More

Jan 12, 2021

Future Islands released a new album, As Long As You Are, last fall via 4AD. Last night they were the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, in which they performed the album’s “Plastic Beach.” They have also shared a nine-minute remix of “For Sure” by Dan Deacon (who is also based in Baltimore). More

The National are Putting Out Remastered Versions of Early Catalogue Releases on 4AD

Includes Their Self-Titled Debut, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and Cherry Tree EP

Nov 24, 2020

The National are putting out remastered reissues of their earliest material, which includes their self-titled debut album from 2001, their sophomore album Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers from 2003, and 2004’s Cherry Tree EP. All three releases have been remastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be out February 26, 2021 via 4AD.  More

Matt Berninger Shares Future Islands Remix of “One More Second”

Serpentine Prison Out Now via Book/Concord

Nov 20, 2020

Matt Berninger of The National released his debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, last month via Book, Berninger’s new imprint with Concord. Now he has shared a remix of the album’s One More Second by Baltimore four-piece Future Islands. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Goat Girl, Andy Bell, Loma, Helena Deland, and More

Plus Jesse Kivel, Lost Horizons, Midnight Sister, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 09, 2020

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2020. We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we had other plans last Friday, so this week’s list covers two weeks worth of songs. More

Oct 08, 2020

Future Islands are releasing a new album, As Long As You Are, tomorrow via 4AD. Last night they were the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in which they did a captivating performance of the album’s “For Sure.”  More

Oct 07, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week, William Cashion of Future Islands tells us about leading both ambient and pop lives.  More

Oct 06, 2020

Future Islands are releasing a new album, As Long As You Are, on Friday via 4AD. Now they have shared another new song from it, “Born in a War,” via an animated video for it. The song takes on capitalism and the military industrial complex. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Porridge Radio, Still Corners, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Tweedy, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2020. Just as we were finishing up this week’s list we got word that beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse. R.I.P. a true legend, the Notorious RBG. More

Future Islands Share Video for New Song “Moonlight”

As Long As You Are Due Out October 9 via 4AD

Sep 15, 2020

Future Islands are releasing a new album, As Long As You Are, on October 9 via 4AD. Now they have shared another new song from it, “Moonlight,” via a video for it.  More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Bartees Strange, Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi, Oceanator, and More

Plus Marie Davidson, The Flaming Lips, TRAAMS, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s big political news was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announcing his highly capable running mate, Senator Kamala Harris.  More

Aug 12, 2020

Future Islands have announced a new album, As Long As You Are, and shared a new song from it, “Thrill,” via a video for it.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wye Oak, Doves, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and More

Plus My Morning Jacket, Liv.e, Travis, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 10, 2020

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2020. There was a brief time when maybe one could have felt cautiously optimistic about the coronavirus, when it felt like it was okay to at least leave the house and interact with people outdoors in a socially distant way, but now it’s all feeling dire again, with COVID-19 cases soaring across the land. And we know who to blame.  More

Jul 08, 2020

Future Islands are back with a new song, “For Sure,” shared via a video. The song features backing vocals from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes.   More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Wilma Archer, Empty Country, Yumi Zouma, Waxahatchee, and More

Plus Nap Eyes, Jay Som, Wye Oak, Glass Animals, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 21, 2020

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2020. Since Monday was President's Day here in America, it should've been a less busy week for new tracks, but there was still plenty to choose from and this week we've got 12 songs that we consider the week's best. More

Feb 18, 2020

Wilma Archer (aka Will Archer, who used to release music as Slime) is putting out a new album, A Western Circular, on April 3 via Domino imprint Weird World. Now he has shared another song from it, "Decades," which features guest vocals from Laura Groves and Future Islands' Samuel T. HerringMore

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 10, 2018

Swedish singer/songwriter Nina Kinert (who for awhile was just known as Nina K, but is now back to her full name) is releasing a new album, Romantic, tomorrow (May 11) via V2. Now she has shared the album's second single, "Chapped Lips," via a video for the song.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Florence + the Machine, Natalie Prass, and More

Plus Tracyanne & Danny, Mass Gothic, Future Islands, Dirty Projectors, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 04, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week encompassed two week's worth of songs. This week we're back to normal. This week's list features lots of Songs of the Week alumni, with three of the top four being former #1s. More

Future Islands Share New Song “Calliope”

The Latest in Adult Swim’s Singles Program

May 03, 2018

Future Islands released a new album, The Far Field, a little over a year ago via 4AD. Now they have shared a brand new song, "Calliope." More

The National Announce Two-Day NYC Event Featuring Cat Power, Future Islands, U.S. Girls, and More

There's No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium September 29 and 30, Plus Band Have Launched Fan Club

Apr 09, 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, Cigarettes After Sex, and Adia Victoria.  More

The National Reveal Homecoming Festival Lineup - Julien Baker, Father John Misty, and More

Future Islands, Feist, The Breeders, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Big Thief, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The National released their excellent new album, Sleep Well Beast, last September via 4AD. It was our Album of the Week and #7 on our Top 100 Albums of 2017 listMore

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we'd say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don't support many, if any, of President Trump's policies).  More

Dec 14, 2017

Future Islands released a new albumThe Far Field, back in April via 4AD. Now they have shared a video for "Beauty of the Road." Directed by Jay Buim, it fittingly features the band on the road, performing live at various concerts. Watch it below. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - The Trump Testimonials

Featuring Sharon Van Etten, Hercules & Love Affair, Radiohead, The Regrettes, and The War on Drugs

Jun 16, 2017

The problem with politics, like too many other things, is that it moves so fast. This is exacerbated by a presidency that seems to go through crises like the average person goes through socks.  More

Apr 25, 2017

Future Islands released a new albumThe Far Field, earlier this month via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran" (which they also shared a video for and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) and a lyric video for "Cave" that featured the album's lyrics in sign language.  More

Apr 20, 2017

Last night Future Islands played The Glass House in Pomona, CA.  More

Apr 13, 2017

Future Islands released a new albumThe Far Field, last week via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran" (which they also shared a video for and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) and a lyric video for "Cave" that featured the album's lyrics in sign language.  More

Mar 24, 2017

Future Islands are releasing a new albumThe Far Field, on April 7 via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran," and then they performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonMore

Watch: Future Islands - “Ran” Video

The Far Field Due Out April 7 via 4AD

Mar 01, 2017

Future Islands are releasing a new albumThe Far Field, on April 7 via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran" and performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Now the band has shared a video for "Ran."  More

Feb 10, 2017

Future Islands are releasing a new albumThe Far Field, on April 7 via 4AD. Previously the band shared its first single "Ran." Last night the Baltimore-based trio stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Ran." More

Feb 01, 2017

Future Islands have announced a new album, The Far Field, and shared its first single "Ran." The Far Field is due out April 7 via 4AD. The band has also announced some tour dates. More

Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

Coachella 2017 Announces Line-up Featuring Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Future Islands, The Avalanches, The xx, Bon Iver, New Order, Real Estate, Glass Animals, and Others

Jan 04, 2017

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2017 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Radiohead, Saturday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 16 and 23 is headlined by Kendrick Lamar. More

Jul 07, 2016

Producer Clams Casino is releasing his debut full-length album, 32 Levels, on July 15 via Columbia. The album features A Rocky, Lil B, alt-J's Joe Newman, Sam Dew, Wet's Kelly Zutrau, Mikky Ekko, and others. More

Mar 25, 2016

Listen to a new demo from Trouble Knows Me, a colloboration between Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring and Madlib. More

Future Islands, Mac DeMarco, Lauryn Hill, Miley Cyrus, and Sadie Dupuis Do Christmas Songs

Some Covers, Some Originals (+LCD Soundsystem and Will Butler)

Dec 31, 2015

We here at Under the Radar are taking most of Christmas and New Year's off. Still, over the holiday a few notable artists have posted some Christmas songs (some covers, some originals) that we didn't have a chance to post and they are collected here. Included are Future Islands, Mac DeMarco, Lauryn Hill, Miley Cyrus (with a little help from The Flaming Lips), Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, LCD Soundsystem, and Will Butler. More

Sep 29, 2015

On Sunday, Future Islands and Grace Jones performed at the Hollywood Bowl.  More

Check Out Photos From Day Two of Flow Festival

Last Weekend in Helsinki, Finland

Aug 19, 2015

Last weekend Helsinki hosted Flow Festival. More

Jul 22, 2015

Last weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Pitchfork Festival. Check out Annie Lesser’s shots from day two, featuring Jimmy WhispersProtomartyrBullyFuture BrownMr. Twin SisterAriel PinkShamirASAP FergThe New PornographersFuture Islands, and Sleater-Kinney More

Jul 17, 2015

Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring is no stranger to the hip-hop game and has performed before under his rapper name Hemlock Ernst. But now he's taken it a step further and teamed up with Madlib as Trouble Knows Me. More

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept SecretMore

Jun 19, 2015

Future Islands have shared a video for "A Song For Your Grandfathers," another song from their acclaimed 2014 album Singles. The video was shared in honor of Father's Day this Sunday and was shot at a family reunion in North Carolina. More

Jun 08, 2015

As we previously reported last weekFuture Islands have special plans for their 1,000th show. It'll take place July 26 in Carrboro, NC at Carrboro Town Commons (301 W Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510).  More

Future Islands Announce Special 1,000th Show This Summer

July 26 in Carrboro, NC; Full Lineup TBA

Jun 03, 2015

Future Islands may have caught the nation's attention thanks to their amazing David Letterman performance last year and racked up critical raves for 2014's Singles, but before all that they were (and still are) a hard working band who toured a whole bunch. Apparently they've been keeping track of just how many shows they've played and next month they will be hitting four digits. Future Islands have special plans for their 1,000th show. It'll take place July 26 in Carrboro, NC at Carrboro Town Commons (301 W Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510). More

Future Islands Auctioning Off Letterman Cue Cards and Samuel T. Herring’s Shoes to Aid Baltimore

Proceeds from eBay Auction Go to The Baltimore Community Foundation

May 07, 2015

Future Islands may not be from Baltimore, but they've long made the city their home and been part of its thriving music scene (along with Dan Deacon, Beach House, and others). No doubt they were dismayed by the recent riots in Baltimore and have now launched an eBay auction, with proceeds going to The Baltimore Community Foundation. More

Watch: Future Islands Return to “Letterman” to Perform New Song, “The Chase”

Samuel T. Herring Dedicates Song to People of Baltimore

Apr 29, 2015

Returning to the place that finally granted them their long, sought-after breakthrough moment, Baltimore's Future Islands were welcomed as the musical guest on David Letterman's Late Show last night where they performed their brand new single, "The Chase." More

Apr 16, 2015

Future Islands have announced that they will release a brand new single titled "The Chase" on Record Store Day. More

Future Islands Add Tour Dates

Announce Work on Next Album

Mar 30, 2015

Still enjoying the fruits of success from their critically acclaimed album SinglesFuture Islands have announced a number of new dates behind the LP.  More

Jan 15, 2015

Last year, Future Islands put out our third favorite album, toured the globe, and basically forced the world to fall in love with the thing they’ve been doing for the last ten years. Now they’re taking on Austin City Limits. More

Dec 17, 2014

There’s no use arguing that Future Islands haven’t had a banner year. From their Letterman performance, to releasing Singles, to traveling the world, to being featured on the cover ofUnder the Radar, the emotive trio have pretty much been everywhere and done everything. More

Dec 12, 2014

More lineup news from Way Out West. More

Listen: Future Islands - “Seasons (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix)”

Toronto Duo Reimagine Singles Lead Track

Nov 26, 2014

"Seasons (Waiting On You)" has certainly made an impact in 2014. Now, Toronto duo BADBADNOTGOOD have taken the Singles cut and completely reinterpreted it. More

Watch: Future Islands on “Comedy Bang! Bang!”

What an Awful Time For Bus Trouble

Nov 11, 2014

Last night Future Islands stopped by IFC sketch show Comedy Bang! Bang! More

Watch: Future Islands’ 4AD Live Session

On Tour Now in Support Of Singles

Oct 22, 2014

So 2014 has basically been the year of Future Islands More

Oct 14, 2014

Continuing support of their standout record Singles Baltimore trio Future Islands have announced that they have added additional tour dates to their existing calendar of shows. More

Oct 01, 2014

Baltimore's energetic synthpop band Future Islands continue their tour in support of their excellent album Singles, which came out earlier this year on 4AD. Last night, Samuel T. Herring showcased his signature moves and otherworldly voice onLater With Jools Holland in the U.K. More

Sep 10, 2014

Current and previous Under the Radar cover artists Future IslandsThe National, and The Flaming Lips are all slated to appear on the new season of IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang More

Sep 03, 2014

Future Islands, who are currently in the midst of a lengthy tour, stopped by Montreal last night and received an assist from the city’s own Win Butler.  More

Aug 04, 2014

Releasing their highly successful new album Singles not too long ago, Future Islands have premiered a brand new remix of the featured track "Doves." More

Jun 17, 2014

Still enjoying the success of their breakthrough album Singles, current Under the Radar cover artists Future Islands have released a brand new EP today. More

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

Watch: Future Islands on “Kimmel”

Perform "Doves" and "Spirit"

May 06, 2014

Last night Future Islands were welcomed as the musical on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing the tracks "Doves" and "Spirit" off their breakthrough LP Singles. More

Apr 01, 2014

Recently releasing their much-loved new album SinglesFuture Islands have become the latest subject of a short documentary filmed by Yours Truly. More

Mar 26, 2014

You know how when you combine two things that you love, like chocolate and peanut butter, you get a third amazing thing—like a peanut butter cup? That’s exactly how we feel about Slow Club’s cover of Future Islands single, “Seasons (Waiting on You).”  More

Stream New Albums by Future Islands and Liars

Singles and Mess Both Due Out Next Tuesday

Mar 17, 2014

This week NPR's First Listen series is streaming the new albums from Future Islands (Singles) and Liars (Mess), both due out next Tuesday, March 25th. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Parties Start Today - Come See EMA, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future

12 - 6 PM at the Flamingo Cantina - Today's Lineup Also Features Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Lost in the Trees, and Saintseneca

Mar 12, 2014

Under the Radar's SXSW 2014 parties kick off today at the Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, on 6th Street and Red River). EMA headlines today's party and the lineup also includes The Pains of Being Pure at HeartFuture IslandsConnan MockasinLost in the TreesCasual Sexand Saintseneca. More

Watch: Future Islands on “Letterman”

Also Share New Track "A Dream of You and Me"

Mar 04, 2014

Poised to release their forthcoming album Singles on March 25, Future Islands appeared as the musical on Dave Letterman's Late Show last night where they performed the record's lead single "Seasons (Waiting for You)." More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Jan 21, 2014

Earlier this month Baltimore synth-pop ensemble Future Islands announced the upcoming release of their new album Singles. More

Jan 08, 2014

Future Islands have announced the release of their fourth full-length album, Singles. More

Aug 19, 2013

Back in 2010 Baltimore synthpop trio Future Islands released their sophomore album In Evening Air. More

Watch: Future Islands – “Grease”

Band Extends Tour Dates

Sep 06, 2012

Check out “Grease,” the new video from Future IslandsMore

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Listen: Future Islands Daytrotter Session

Band Unveils Some Deep Cuts

Nov 15, 2011

Future Islands recently stopped by Daytrotter—the one-take, anything goes, web series. More

Oct 18, 2011

Future Islands dropped a video on us today for On the Water cut, “Give us the Wind.” We have the clip.  More

Sep 05, 2011

On Saturday September 3, the eight annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Watch: Future Islands “Balance” Video

Band Announce Lengthy North American Tour Supporting Upcoming LP On the Water

Aug 30, 2011

Baltimore's Future Islands have released the video for "Balance," a track from their forthcoming full-length On the Water, due October 11 on Thrill Jockey. We have the clip and the details of their forthcoming U.S. tour. More

Listen: Future Islands “Balance”

New Album On the Water October 11

Aug 18, 2011

Today, New Wavers Future Islands offered up a new crunchy gem, “Balance.” We have the track.  More

Jul 19, 2011

1980s-remincent rockers Future Islands are back with new album, On the Water. We have the details.  More

FYF Festival Line-up Announced

Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Girls, No Age and More

Jun 15, 2011

FYF has announced its 2011 lineup. The festival will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3. More

Future Islands Announce Limited 7-Inch

"Before The Bridge" Due Out July 19

Jun 13, 2011

"Before The Bridge" features a vinyl-exclusive track and is available for pre-order, as well as a digital download, now. We have the details. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Jul 02, 2010

After plenty of speculation, the lineup for 2010’s Jelly Pool Parties (a free concert held Sundays at Williamsburg Waterfront) has finally been announced. We have the full details.  More


Sep 24, 2014

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring is in a good mood. He punctuates his sentences with laughter, and even across an occasionally static phone connection (Herring is driving a rented tour van from Florida to Maryland before the band embarks on the next leg of shows) you can almost hear his wide grin. More

Sep 23, 2014

It's the night after Future Islands' network television debut on The Late Show, and David Letterman is trying not to laugh. "Let's dance!" he declares, after a joke about a candy store falls flat. The shot cuts to footage from the band's performance, featuring frontman Samuel T. Herring's theatrical, sidestepping dance moves. More

South by Southwest’s First-Timers – Members of 2014’s Rookie Class Talk About Their First SXSW

Featuring Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman’s Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Aug 26, 2014

Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman's Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan all discuss playing SXSW for the first ever time this year. More


As Long As You Are

As Long As You Are


Nov 02, 2020

Can you have too much of a good thing? Future Islands presumably don’t think so, judging by their 10+ years as America’s most predictably consistent band. Over the last decade, frontman Samuel T Herring and his bandmates developed a distinctive brand of wistful synthpop that took them from obscurity to international acclaim without compromise.  More

The Far Field

The Far Field


Apr 07, 2017

No one in recent memory has crushed a late-night TV performance the way Future Islands did with "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2014, in support that year's album, SinglesMore

Best Kept Secret: Awards Edition

June 21st, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Last weekend, the third edition of Best Kept Secret went down in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands at the Beekse Bergen wild animal park.  More

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 23rd, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Los Angelenos are accustomed to traffic, but not the foot kind. All the bread lines in communist Russia can't compare to the queue clogging up the sidewalk perimeter of Exposition Park at the start of the 11th annual FYF Festival. (Keen observation by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker: "'FYF festival' is a little redundant isn't it, like 'ATM machine.'") More

Future Islands at The Southern Café and Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA, March 23, 2014

Mar 25, 2014

It's been a pretty great month for Future Islands. It started with a now-viral performance on Letterman, followed by a buzz-worthy string of shows at SXSW (including our own showcase), and now they're kicking off their cross-country tour to support their latest album, Singles, which dropped this week. More




Mar 21, 2014

Singles is the kind of step forward a psychedelic indie band could take to bring itself into a bigger spotlight. Future Islands deserves that kind of attention, and though it's understandable that Samuel Herring's dramatic growl might not be for everyone, the first line of this album might just change minds. More

Austin’s SXSW 2014 Recap: Awards Edition

March 15th, 2014

Mar 18, 2014

Staff writer Austin Trunick spent six days in Austin, Texas, taking in this year’s South By Southwest.  More

On the Water

On the Water

Thrill Jockey

Oct 11, 2011

Future Islands' second album In Evening Air neatly sidesteps the clichéd sophomore slump via a quantum leap in sheer songwriting erudition and heightened band cohesiveness. More