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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Signed Valentines Cards From Islands

What better way to celebrate the most romantic of holidays then with a personalized Valentine's card from Islands. The revered modernist pop band will be releasing their brand new album A Sleep & A Forgetting on February 14th. Now fans who preorder the record will get a limited edition (only 500 made) Valentine's Day card designed, signed and numbered by the group's singer-songwriter Nick Thorburn.

To preorder Islands new record A Sleep & A Forgetting and receive a limited edition signed Valentine's card, go to the href="http://kingsroadmerch.com/anti-records/artist/?id=124">Anti Store.

A Sleep & A Forgetting is the anticipated follow up to Islands critically heralded record Vapours. The new album offers all the shimmering sonic textures and irresistible melodies that have come to define Islands enduring appeal, but there is a deeply personal cathartic undercurrent to the songs. This time band leader Nick Thorburn has infused the songs with a personal introspection that gives the record a powerful emotional resonance.

The band will be performing a select series of live dates across North America. The shows will be held in intimate venues recreating the confessional and deeply personal tone of their enthralling new album.

Islands Live Dates:

Feb 14 Los Angeles - Bootleg Theatre Feb 15 Phoenix - Crescent Ballroom Feb 17 Austin - St David's Episcopal Church Feb 18 Dallas - Sons of Herman Hall Feb 20 Birmingham - Bottletree Feb 21 TBA - Chapel Hill Feb 22 Washington DC - Black Cat Feb 23 TBA - Baltimore Feb 24 Philadelphia - First Unitarian Chapel - 2 shows Feb 25 TBA - NYC Feb 26 Hamden, CT - The Space Feb 27 Montreal - Cabaret du Mile End Feb 28 Toronto - Music Gallery - 2 shows Feb 29 Pontiac - Magnetic Recording Mar 01 Chicago - Lincoln Hall Mar 02 Minneapolis - 7th St Entry Mar 03 Winnipeg - West End Cultural Centre Mar 05 Edmonton - The Haven Social Club Mar 06 Calgary - The Ironwood Mar 08 Vancouver - Rio Theatre Mar 10 Seattle - Vera Project Mar 11 Portland - Mississippi Studios Mar 13 San Francisco - Hotel Utah - 2 shows Mar 14 TBA - San Diego

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