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Future Islands

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  • Formed: Greenville, NC
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.future-islands.com/
  • Recent Activity: 03.26.17 RT @embellydance: Only 13 more days til the new @futureislands album 🙏🏼🎶
  • Future Islands

  • Future Islands

  • Future Islands

  • Future Islands


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Led by crooning frontman Samuel T. Herring, the members of Future Islands started out making electro-pop music together in 2003 while attending East Carolina University's art program. Along with Herring, the initial members of the group were Adam Beeby, William Cashion, J. Gerrit Welmers, and Kymia Nawabi, and they played shows around campus as Art Lord & the Self-Portraits. In 2006, after the band split, Herring, Cashion, and Welmers continued under the name Future Islands and picked up the Kickass bassist Erick Murillo to round out the low end. The band released a few CD-Rs, splits, and cassettes before Murillo moved in a more indie rock direction, and relocated to Baltimore with the encouragement of Dan Deacon. His producer, Chester Endersby Gwazda, recorded Future Islands' debut, Wave Like Home, in 2008, and he continued to work with the band for 2010's In the Fall EP and the full-lengths In Evening Air and 2011's On the Water, which were released by Thrill Jockey. After releasing a couple of singles in 2012, the band remained relatively quiet until the announcement in late 2013 that they had signed with legendary indie label 4AD. Their first album for the label, 2014's Singles, was a streamlined, very accessible synth pop album produced by the prolific Chris Coady. The band caused a bit of a ripple within the indie rock community when their performance of one of the album's highlights, "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on Late Night with David Letterman left the host dazzled and near speechless.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.13.17 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA US
04.14.17 Empire Polo Field Indio, CA US
04.19.17 The Glass House Pomona, CA US
04.20.17 Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace Pioneertown, CA US
04.21.17 Empire Polo Field Indio, CA US
04.27.17 Barrowland Glasgow, Glasgow City UK
04.29.17 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool, Lan UK
04.30.17 Brighton Dome Brighton, Bnh UK
05.02.17 Rock City Nottingham, Ntt UK
05.03.17 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, Bst UK


  • 03.26.17 RT @embellydance: Only 13 more days til the new @futureislands album 🙏🏼🎶
  • 03.25.17 RT @J_PostmanPunk95: Watching the #6musicfestival coverage of @futureislands's set & now I can barely contain my excitement for The Far Fie…
  • 03.25.17 RT @SidewalkHustle: Listen to @futureislands' new song "Cave" from their forthcoming album 'The Far Field' https://t.co/DGIfqCi79U https:/…
  • 03.25.17 RT @TheCurrent: The band @futureislands released a new song, "Cave," and its lyric video is interpreted in #ASL; watch here:: https://t.co/…
  • 03.24.17 RT @sparksofficial: The new Sparks album 'HIPPOPOTAMUS' will be out on 8th September! 1st single out TONIGHT, tour dates tba on Monday! htt…
  • 03.24.17 RT @charvozz: @futureislands is definately the best windows down cruising music
  • 03.24.17 RT @JMizgata: ayyyyyyyy new @futureislands! 🙂 🙂 🙂 https://t.co/klY0mInHTu
  • 03.24.17 RT @rebeccarochee: @futureislands @goldfrapp & @sparksofficial we are on the way #6musicfestival #glasgow https://t.co/papgArHkmJ
  • 03.24.17 RT @vanvrobert: woke up to this new single, made me whole weekend ❤💕 can't wait for this dang album https://t.co/GA1qLTOWgD
  • 03.24.17 RT @indieshuffle: Another remarkable single/video off @futureislands upcoming album The Far Field. https://t.co/hiO7dPb366 https://t.co/AND…
  • 03.24.17 RT @daveGildedALM: Sign of the times New @futureislands video for new track 'Cave' from The Far Field out April 7.17 @4AD_Official https:…
  • 03.24.17 RT @endaguinan: New one from @futureislands and a neat twist on the lyric video concept... https://t.co/tv2LU28hpJ