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Download: Islands, “Wave Forms”

Islands

Islands

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

“This record is really about being angry,” says Nick Thorburn, referring to his latest effort at the helm of Islands. “For better or worse, this record kind of sums up my experience thus far with being in a band. Like the third act of a movie — just after it seems like all hope is lost, that’s when the big breakthrough moment happens. For Islands, this is us waiting for the breakthrough moment.”

It could happen, what with the way Ski Mask offsets its death obsession with a strikingly diverse sound and Thorburn's tightest hooks since the Unicorns days.

Ski Mask is kind of a culmination of all the different things we’ve done over the years,” he explains. “It’s basically an essential introduction to Islands — it’s everything we’ve ever been about”... more »

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