Future Islands Tip Hat to Cowboys With 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' Video

'Singles' LP out March 25 via 4AD

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Future Islands' lovelorn synth-pop has its origins in Baltimore, but the East Coast trio set their sights on America's heartland in the new video for "Seasons (Waiting On You)," the opening track from upcoming album Singles. The just-unveiled video once again pairs Future Islands with director Jay Buim, who previously helmed the band's "Tin Man," "Balance," and "Grease" clips. This time, Buim examines the idea of the modern cowboy, an archetype that takes part in rodeos, group prayer, and bar room games of pool, while still holding onto a certain kind of quiet, dignified romance that city slickers have let slip away.

"For us, sometimes, it's quite spellbinding how Jay can translate our sound into an image," Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Harring says in an official statement. "'Season (Waiting On You)' is a song about love, letting go, learning from your mistakes and always feeling that pull — yearning for a certain love, as time goes by and seasons change. It is simply a song about the human experience."

Take part in the experience by pressing the play button above, and scroll down for Future Islands' tour dates. Singles, one of 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014, is out on March 25, via the group's new label home, 4AD. Pre-orders are currently available through the 4AD store and iTunes.

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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