Future Islands Jump to 4AD for 'Bold' New Album 'Singles'

Fourth LP from Baltimore unit slated for March 25

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Future Islands have officially announced their fourth album. The record is called Singles and it's set to be released on March 25 by way of 4AD, the band's new label after parting ways with Thrill Jockey. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2011's On the Water is Future Islands' "boldest and most immediate work to date," due in part to a new partnership with producer Chris Coady, whose previous credits include Beach House, Grizzly Bear, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Fans of the synth-savvy swooners can expect a more polished, hi-fi sound for their 4AD debut.

The Baltimore trio — made up of frontman Samuel T. Harring, bassist/guitarist William Cashion, and keyboardist/guitarist/programmer Gerrit Welmers — is also plotting a hefty tour schedule in support of Singles. Find details of the forthcoming trek (which includes a few dates with Wye Oak, who are also planning a new record for later this year) below, along with the cover art for Singles. And for more info on Future Islands' next effort, check out SPIN's list of 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014.

Future Islands tour dates:

February 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
February 6 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
February 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
February 11 - London, U.K. @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
February 13 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
February 14 - Brussels, Belgium @ Beurschouwburg
February 16 - Hamburg, Germany @ Ubel & Gefährlich
February 17 - Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
March 3 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
March 4 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
March 5 - Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom *
March 7 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia *
March 8 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's *
March 9 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
March 16 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe *
March 24 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
March 25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
March 26 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
March 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
March 29 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
March 31 - Billings, MT - The Railyard
April 1 - Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
April 2 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
April 3 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
April 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
April 5 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
April 6 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
April 7 - Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
April 8 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
April 9 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
April 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
April 21 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
April 22 - Marfa, TX @ Padre's
April 23 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
April 25 - Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
April 26 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
April 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
April 30 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 1 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

* = with Wye Oak

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