Now a concrete three-piece, Future Islands is enjoying some positive press for their first full length under the new structure, the Chester Endersby Gwazda-produced In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey), and also as new Baltimore residents. Their sound is zoney, minimal electro laced with eccentric quirkshypnotizing beats courtesy of J. Gerrit Welmers mechanical stylings on drums and synththey call it post-wave, a conglomeration of new waves fragile sentiments with the raw energy of post punk. Samuel T. Herrings soulful, grainy vocals add imperative texture to otherwise flawlessly smooth instrumentationall nailed down by William Cashions anchoring bass lines. Genre-morphing aside, we recommend songs In the Fall (feat. Katrina Ford) and Tin Man, both prime examples of Future Islands catalogue. Dont miss them at Detroit Bar for a great mid-week show.
Wed., June 23, 9 p.m., 2010
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