"indie synth pop technicolor..."
the years since the release of Singles have been transformative for future islands, catapulting the baltimore-based band from cult favorites to synth-pop icons. as addictive songs like breakout “seasons (waiting on you)” turned the world on to sublime pleasures a loyal fan base already knew, this hard-touring band plowed forward, playing their 1,000th show in july 2015 and celebrating their 10th anniversary in february 2016. Now future islands returns at the top of their game with new album the far field, delivering twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road as only they can.
"...it’s not easy, just being human, and the lights and the smoke and the screens, don’t make it better..."
drawing inspiration from their community of friends and their growing numbers of fans, the far field brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes: that there’s power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath.
the result is future islands’ best set of songs yet, both an emotional summation of the themes they’ve explored over the past decade and a further distillation of their signature art-pop sound.
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