Monday, February 3, 2014


Good news buds! Along with FYF, OV is proud to present Future Islands at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. Hailing from Baltimore, this synthpop band is known for their engaging and theatrical stage presence, especially from their vocalist, Samuel T. Herring. Needless to say this show is sold out, and people who were fortunate to snag a ticket are in for a crazy night. Having just announced their signing to 4AD, we were stoked to hear that they will release their new album Singles in March of 2014. We are looking forward to this album, especially after the masterpiece that was their last album, On The Water.

Here's what our friends at Ticketfly had to say about their previous album: "Future Islands' romantic synth sound scales new heights with On the Water, the Baltimore trio's most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, their latest album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks - but finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts. Convening in March 2011 in Elizabeth City, NC's historic, waterfront Andrew S. Sanders House, vocalist Samuel T. Herring, bassist William Cashion, and keyboardist Gerrit Welmers lived together in a space that served as both studio and sleeping quarters. The band used this tranquil retreat to refine their most reflective and mature batch of songs to date, adding new material in the process. What emerged is a lush yet visceral album about two parallel journeys--one physical and one psychological. On the Water's narrator offers enough detail that their story feels personal, yet open enough that any listener can inhabit each twist and emotional pang as their own." Herring also just started working creatively with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Grizzly Bear) so we can't wait to see what this album will entail!

Can't wait until the album drops? Give a listen to Singles first single "Seasons (Waiting On You)" below!

Opening for the talented trio is Vice Cooler, an artist known for mixing beats in a way in which he produces unique and distinct sounds. His strange (in a good way) sounds and variations of patterns and beats make for a very interesting musical experience, and his live performance is no doubt an even greater one. Needless to say this night will be a treat - it's a sold out event that's bound to be a crowd-pleaser!

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