Future Islands

Watch Future Islands Perform “Ran” on Fallon

Future Islands' appearance on The Tonight Show last night didn't bring instant GIFs, but it did deliver the first televised performance of their new single "Ran." Watch the…
Brian Josephs / February 10, 2017

Future Islands Announce New Album The Far Field, Release “Ran”

Future Islands have announced their new album The Far Field, the outfit's first since their 2014 breakout Singles. The 12-track project—recorded throughout the course of last year—is scheduled…
Brian Josephs / February 1, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

BADBADNOTGOOD Team Up With Future Islands’ Sam Herring for ‘Time Moves Slow’

Update: There will be more BADBADNOTGOOD this summer with IV, their fifth studio album. The new project will feature Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins, and Arcade Fire collaborator Colin Stetson. IV drops…
Brian Josephs / May 17, 2016

Four Tet Unleashes Unreleased Tracks From Madlib, Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring, and Pearson Sound

Four Tet has always been very generous with sharing unreleased or rare tracks by his musical friends on his BBC Radio 1 show, and last…
Harley Brown / March 24, 2016

Future Islands Take ‘Last Christmas’ to Samuel T. Herring’s Church

It's an almost certain bet we'll be hearing new Future Islands music in 2016 — anything to bring Samuel T. Herring's whiplash dancing back onto…
Brennan Carley / December 24, 2015

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Collaborates With Madlib on New Rap Project

The sweatiest man in rock 'n' roll is continuing to dabble in rap. Future Islands frontman Sam Herring has dropped some bars under his MC name Hemlock…
James Grebey / July 17, 2015

Future Islands Celebrate Family in Heartwarming ‘A Song For Our Grandfathers’ Video

Just in time for Father's' Day, Future Islands have released a visual for their familial Singles track "A Song for Our Grandfathers." The Jay Buim-directed…
Colin Joyce / June 19, 2015

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Performed ‘Seasons (Waiting on You)’ With Future Islands

Arcade Fire's Win Butler has already shown his affinity for the scrappy synth poppers in Future Islands, but he gave them support Friday night in…
Colin Joyce / June 14, 2015

Future Islands Will Mark Their 1000th Show With North Carolina Celebration

Long before Future Islands' Essential LP Singles and that fateful Letterman appearance, they were known as live workhorses. They haven't really stopped touring in the…
Colin Joyce / June 8, 2015

Governors Ball 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This weekend's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City brought rising talent and well-established stars to four stages on Randall's Island, just off the…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2015

The Knocks Synth Up Future Islands’ ‘Haunted by You’

You know this by now: The Knocks have a knack (puns!) for breaking tracks down to their cores and building them into disco-swirled sweet and…
Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

Future Islands Make Glorious ‘Letterman’ Return and Release New Song

The last time Future Islands were on Late Show With David Letterman, it was a sight to behold. The Baltimore group's groovy synthpop and lead singer…
James Grebey / April 29, 2015

Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring Raps on Scallops Hotel’s ‘Lavender Chunk’

Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring has popped up on a couple of new tracks recently: He recently showed up on Du Blonde's "Mind Is On…
Rachel Brodsky / April 22, 2015

Hear Future Islands’ Super Limited, Abbey Road-Recorded Single ‘The Chase’

Last year, the Baltimore synth-punks in Future Islands put out Singles, which launched them to widespread critical acclaim. There's likely a lot of people out…
Colin Joyce / April 18, 2015
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