Weekend show selection: Future Islands at Silent Barn, 6/12
If you’re in NY this weekend, and feel like seeing some music, check out Future Islands at Silent Barn in Ridgewood, Queens tomorrow (Saturday, 6/12) with Sensual Harassment and Lower Dens. I’ve been a fan of Future Islands for some time and made a note on the blog back in April to check out the new album In the Evening Air.
Since then, it’s become an obsession, and I’m going to make this rather bold statement: it’s one of my favorite albums of 2010 so far. Aside from the song I posted last time, “Tin Man“, there are a slew of others that are a perfect blend of swaggering indie rock and the more proggy minimal psych-rock that Thrill Jockey is known for. See also “In the Fall.” This painting below, inspired by “Tin Man” is fantastic:
Enough gushing. You can find more tour dates here. Stay tuned for an interview with the band!