Category: Future Islands

Future Islands – On the Water

Future Islands is a rising synthpop band from Baltimore and consists of Samuel Herring (vocals), Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), and William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars). Most of their music is played through synthesizers and features prominent post-punk style bass lines. Herring has a very distinct voice and sounds very much like Kermit the Frog. On the Water is the group’s third album and is in line with the style from the previous, In Evening Air. On the Water is slow to medium paced and has a very introspective melancholic tone to the music. Some may find the album a little boring and slow, but I tend to like it. Most of the songs are fairly similar in style. (more…)

Future Islands – Singles

Fuse, perhaps, Kermit the Frog with David Draiman of Disturbed for vocals with the 80s synth pop sound of Depeche Mode and you will have a very vague idea of the sound of Future Islands with vocalist Samuel T. Herring. Singles expands on the sounds of the band’s prior three albums, this time showcasing more up-tempo electronic elements and more optimistic lyrics.This album does not differ significantly in sound from the previous albums, On the Water and In Evening Air. The unique vocals of Herring are still here. (more…)

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