Future Islands

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

Hear Earl Sweatshirt Rap With Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands on ‘Play It Cool’

The Grand Theft Auto games have always been known for soundtracks that bring together big names for the first time, but the new single "Play It…
Brennan Carley / March 6, 2015

StubHub Announces Future Islands and More for SXSW Showcases

Each year, South by Southwest crams music's best and brightest into one city. Now, the newly announced StubHub Music Experience — set to take place from March…
Brennan Carley / February 19, 2015

Future Islands and Sam Smith Bring High-Wire Emotions to ‘Austin City Limits’

The 40th season of late night live music institution Austin City Limits rolled on Saturday night with another couple of performances from Future Islands and…
Colin Joyce / January 18, 2015

Watch Future Islands’ Sweat-Soaked Rendition of ‘Lighthouse’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

Austin City Limits continues its 40th-season celebration this weekend with a televised performace from synth-pop growlers Future Islands. Before that, however, we're premiering a web-only…
Rachel Brodsky / January 16, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we're looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We've already counted down the…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

The 101 Best Songs of 2014

It's been as wide-open a race for our favorite songs of the year as any 12-month period we can remember; without one specific artist or…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

‘Austin City Limits’ TV Books Foo Fighters, Spoon, and More for New Season

Still celebrating its four-decade-long run, Austin City Limits TV has announced seven new episodes as part of the program's latest 14-episode season. Returning on January…
Rachel Brodsky / December 3, 2014

Future Islands Keep Trying to Play in ‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Skit

It's an age-old television trope: A beloved band's bus breaks down outside the main character's house (what a coincidence!), and then everyone enjoys some madcap…
James Grebey / November 11, 2014

‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Snares the National, Future Islands, and More for New Season

Scott Aukerman is considered somewhat of an esoteric comedy genius who also has stellar musical taste. As the creator of the IFC show Comedy Bang Bang,…
Brennan Carley / September 10, 2014
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