Thursday, September 23, 2010

Future Islands

Anyone out there ever heard of these guys? Future Islands, the new album In Evening Air.

Just picked it up--new release out on Thrill Jockey--and it's weird and confusing and wonderful. But at bottom I think it's just really good songs, strong and basic melodies with earnest lyrics and great beats, rounded out with a bizarre, compelling voice, off kilter and out of place synth sounds, and swirling keyboards holding it all together.

Never heard of this band before and I'm wondering how that happened.

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