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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Acclain For Islands New Album 'Vapours,' Out Today Sept 22nd

Tour with Psychedulic Furs to Follow

The brand new album by celebrated progressive pop ensemble Islands is called Vapours. The aptly titled record offers an intoxicating mix of captivating art rock and hook driven power pop. Futuristic synthesizers and shimmering guitars merge with soulful horn blasts and heartfelt harmonies, all propelled by an assortment of hip shaking, danceable beats to create a modern sound that appeals to both the head and the heart. The album comes out today, September 22nd. The advance press has been effusive. Islands will play songs from Vapours and other favorites in person across North America when they open for the Pscyhedelic Furs starting September 28th.

Early Critical Praise in for Vapours:

"Jams that are catchy enough to turn into sing-alongs by their second chorus, even on a first listen." - Spin

"their new album Vapours is definitely going to be on my top ten for the year." - Dan Harris, ABC News

"Vapours" is Islands at their most nostalgically pop-centric, a '60s flashback with Nick focused on proper ventilation while some triumphant Stax Records-redolent horns exhale all around him. "It's the bassline in your mind," but it's the brass lines that make it a good look." - Stereogum

"Islands are exceptionally good at what they do, and what they do is write remarkably unconventional yet immediately endearing pop tunes." - Sputnick Music

"An homage to indie pop with lovelorn lyrics, echoing refrains and melodic hooks." - Filter

"I'd recommend checking it out, as the band tries to recapture some of the magic from Return to the Sea." - Aninmalnoisemusic.blog

"The title track from Vapours is a bouncy and uplifting ditty featuring a funked-out bass riff and brass section." Everybodytaste.com

Islands North American Tour Dates:

*09-22 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ *09-23 Plaza Bowl, Richmond, VA *09-24 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC *09-25 Caledonia, Athens, GA *09-26 Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL *09-27 Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL **09-28 Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL **09-29 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL **09-30 House of Blues- Orlando, Orlando FL **10-01 1982 Bar, Gainesville FL **10-02 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA **10-03 Amos South End, Charlotte, NC **10-04 The Norva Theater, Norfolk, VA **10-06 9:30 Club, Washington, DC **10-07 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA **10-09 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY **10-10 House of Blues Cambridge, MA **10-12 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH **10-13 Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac, MI *10-15 Subterranean, Chicago, IL *10-18 Palace Lounge, Missoula, MT *10-19 Chop Suey, Seattle, WA *10-21 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR *10-22 University of California, Davis, CA *10-23 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA *10-23 Lower Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, CA *10-24 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA *10-25 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ *10-27 The Mohawk, Austin, TX *10-28 Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX *10-29 Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN *10-30 Bottletree, Birmingham, AL *10-31 Lennys Bar, Atlanta, GA *11-01 Duke Coffee House Durham, NC *11-02 G-Spot, Baltimore MD *11-03 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA *11-04 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA *11-05, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

*Headline **With Psychedelic Furs

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