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Future Islands

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King of Sweden Future Islands 04:11
Seasons (Waiting on You) Future Islands 03:46
For Sure Future Islands 03:25
Like the Moon Future Islands 04:39
A Dream of You and Me Future Islands 03:59
Glada Future Islands 04:16
Ancient Water Future Islands 03:55
Moonlight Future Islands 03:38
Cave Future Islands 03:51
Plastic Beach Future Islands 03:40

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Thanks to the shapeshifting antics of frontman Samuel T. Herring, Baltimore-based synth-pop luminaries Future Islands are a band who once seen are never forgotten. At times, Herring's mesmerizing contortions and random side-stepping have threatened to upstage the music, but nobody can deny he sings from the heart. The band had a couple of lucky breaks when they appeared on the David Letterman Show in the US and on Later... With Jools Holland in the UK performing the song "Seasons (Waiting on You)" in 2014. Prior to these life-changing appearances, some critics had been guilty of dismissing Future Islands as a lightweight synth-pop band. However, the band's powerful rendition of "Seasons" proved there was real depth to their music.

Formed at art school in North Carolina, the band were originally known as Art Lord and the Self Portraits before changing their name and releasing their debut album Wave Like Home in 2008. For the next few years, the band toured solidly and built up a following. By the release of their fourth album Singles in 2014, Future Islands reached critical mass in terms of audience awareness and became an established international act appearing at top line festivals as such as Glastonbury. In 2017, fifth album The Far Field burned once again with the kind of raw emotional intensity the band had become synonymous with, while sixth album As Long As You Are took a glossier turn towards 1980s-primed synthpop anthems.