Future Islands have revealed the details behind their forthcoming release The Far Field, the full-length comes out on April 7th via 4AD. Future Islands’ first single “Ran”, is now available to stream.
The Far Field was written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Whelmers (keyboards, programming).
After hundreds of Future Islands shows, the trioZÅw“`1 jumped straight into other projects, releasing albums as Peals (Cashion’s project with Bruce Willen from Dolly Dagger), Moss Of Aura (Whelmers), Hemlock Ernst (Herring), and the Snails (Cashion and Herring), whilst Herring also lent his idiosyncratic vocals to collaborations with Clams Casino and BADBADNOTGOOD.
The band began writing new material in January 2016 on the coast of North Carolina, and continued throughout the year in Baltimore before road-testing these songs at a series of secret shows under fake names. Later that year, they travelled to Los Angeles to record with John Congleton at the legendary Sunset Sound. With string and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn, The Far Field is the first Future Islands record to feature live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the band prior to their performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on David Letterman’s late night TV show. Blondie’s Debbie Harry also makes a guest appearance, in a duet with Herring on “Shadows”.
The Far Field is released worldwide on April 7th. It will be available digitally, on 180gm white and standard black LP, CD, cassette formats and as a unique, one-of-a-kind miniature LP.
The Far Field
Time On Her Side
Beauty Of The Road
Through The Roses
Day Glow Fire
In July 2015, Future Islands celebrated the milestone of playing their 1,000th show, and the North Carolina natives will continue to add to that extraordinary figure this year with north American, UK and European tour dates, as well as festival appearances including Coachella, Bonnaroo and a headline set at Green Man.
March 21 – BERLIN, Columbiahalle
April 14-16, 21-23 – INDIO, CA, Coachella Music & Arts Festival
April 27 – GLASGOW, Barrowlands
April 28 – LEEDS, Stylus
April 29 – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy
April 30 – BRIGHTON, Dome
May 2 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
May 3 – BRISTOL, O2 Academy
May 6 – BARCELONA, Razzmatazz
May 9 – PARIS, Elysee Montmartre
May 25 – PROVIDENCE, RI, Lupo’s
May 26 – ITHACA, NY, State Theatre
May 27 – TORONTO, ON, Danforth Music Hall
May 28 – PITTSBURGH, PA, Stage AE
May 29 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, The Fillmore
May 30 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Jefferson Theatre
June 1 – ASHEVILLE, NC, Orange Peel
June 2 – PONTE VEDRA, FL, Ponte Vedra Social Hall
June 3 – PENSACOLA, FL, Vinyl
June 5 – ST. LOUIS, MO, Pageant
June 6 – CHICAGO, MI, Riviera
June 7 – MILWAUKEE, WI, Pabst Theatre
June 9 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Egyptian Room
June 8-11 – MANCHESTER, TN, Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival
June 27 – COLOGNE, Live Music Hall
June 30 – BELGIUM, Rock Werchter
July 6 – DUBLIN, Iveagh Gardens
July 28-30 – NEW YORK, NY, Panorama Festival
August 16-19 – TABUAO, Paredes de Coura Festival
August 17-20 – BRECON BEACONS, Green Man