The Far Field, the fifth album from NC synthpop trio Future Islands, is a serious case of musical déjà vu.
Future Islands gets into the spirit of the season by taking a stab at this Wham! standard. Merry Christmas, Needle Drops!
Give Ontario jazz-rock trio the opportunity to revise one of the most sensual songs of the year, and what do they do? They make it even more sensual.
Yes, BADBADNOTGOOD basically pulls apart and reassembles Future Islands' "Seasons Change (Waiting On You)," and they turn it into a sweet piece of vintage soul in the process. What's even more amazing is that they successfully maintain everything about the track that made it so great in the first place.
Few remixes churn out results this amazing.
Synth pop outfit Future islands drops their most focused record yet, delivering one catchy, dramatically sung tune after another.
This passionate, smooth little piece of indie rock comes courtesy of Future Islands. Their new single "A Dream of You and Me" has a really appealing sensitivity to it, especially in the lead vocal's just-on-the-brink-of-quavering sincerity. The bright guitar, bass, and keyboard tones add a playful element to the proceedings, everything combining to make an emotive, catchy track. It's accompanied by some slightly abstract images that move along in what looks like stop-motion.
Future Islands' new record Singles is out March 25 via 4AD.