The modernist pop band Islands have announced a select series of live dates across North America. The critically acclaimed band will be performing songs from their highly anticipated new album A Sleep & A Forgetting which arrives in-stores on February 14th via Anti-Records.
The shows will be held in intimate venues recreating the confessional and deeply personal tone of this enthralling new album. While the new record continues the band's inclination for crafting adventuresome state of the art pop music, this time band leader Nick Thorburn has infused the songs with a deeply personal introspection which gives the record a new and powerful emotional resonance.
"This album is far more personal than any I've made before," Thorburn explains. "I left New York and came to Los Angeles and there was this piano where I was staying. And that's where I wrote these songs. The record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming."
The new record 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, transforming personal unrest into affecting and soulful pop music.
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