Sunday, May 20, 2012

More Bounce To The Ounce 

This week I'll indulge my weakness for the theatrical vocals and snappy synth lines of early "new romantic" new wave, as reincarnated by Future Islands, a fairly low-key trio who met in college at East Carolina University and settled in Baltimore.  

It took me about two listens, but 'Before The Bridge' is fiendishly catchy besides being atmospheric.

The band's original name, inexplicably, is Art Lord and the Self-Portraits.  They record in their living room.  'On The Water,' from whence this single came, is their sophomore outing...

The video for 'Before The Bridge' is every bit as atmospheric as the song...

From the group's first album, 'In Evening Air':.... 'Inch of Dust'...

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