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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Vulture.com Streams The New Islands Album

Vulture.com, the entertainment and culture news site from the people behind New York Magazine, will be streaming the anticipated new album by acclaimed modernist pop band Islands in its entirety today, Tuesday, February 7th.

To hear Islands' A Sleep & A Forgetting go to Vulture.

The new album continues Islands' knack for adventuresome and catchy state of the art pop music. But this time, band leader Nick Thorburn has infused the songs with a deeply personal introspection which lends the work a powerful emotional resonance. "This album is far more personal than any I've made before," Thorburn explains. "It deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming."

A Sleep & A Forgetting is the anticipated follow up to Islands' critically heralded record Vapours, and features a stripped down and beautifully understated sound which only reinforces Thorburn's confessional lyrics. "I've always hidden behind devices and humor but this album is just so much starker and open," he explains. And it's a risk that absolutely pays off. The new record features some of the most startling and memorable songs from a supremely talented band which continues to both evolve or surprise.

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 22 Washington DC - Black Cat
Feb 23 TBA - Baltimore
Feb 24 Philadelphia - First Unitarian Chapel - 2 shows
Feb 25 Le Poisson Rouge - NYC
Feb 26 Hamden, CT - The Space
Feb 29 Pontiac - Magnetic Recording
Mar 01 Chicago - Lincoln Hall
Mar 02 Minneapolis - 7th St Entry
Mar 10 Seattle - Vera Project
Mar 11 Portland - Mississippi Studios
Mar 13 San Francisco - Hotel Utah - 2 shows

Islands' artist page

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