Future Islands sign to 4AD, new album in March

Blake Gillespie

Future Islands

Photo by Tim Saccenti

After proving their salt with In Evening Air and On The Water on Thrill Jockey, Future Islands have made the progressive leap to 4AD. The announcement of a new label is piggybacked with the exciting news that we're a mere two months away from ending the three year drought since the last Future Islands album.

On March 24 the Baltimore-based three piece of Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion, and Gerrit Welmers will release Singles. According to a 4AD press release, producer and creative partner Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear), is placing Herring's poetry up front and in high fidelity. We never thought Future Islands ever missed those marks, but we're willing to reserve further opinion until we hear the record.

Speaking of which, despite the album's title, the band has yet to debut a new single, but it did drop two months of tour dates on our eager asses. Tour dates after the album art.

FEBRUARY 03 Los Angeles, CA, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock SOLD OUT
06 New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
08 Baltimore, MD, Floristree SOLD OUT
11 London, GB, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen SOLD OUT
13 Paris, FR, La Maroquinerie
14 Brussels, BE, Subbacultcha! @ Beurschouwburg
16 Hamburg, DE, Ubel & Gefahrlich
17 Berlin, DE, C-Club
MARCH
03 Charlottesville, VA, The Southern (w/ Wye Oak)
04 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel (w/ Wye Oak)
05 Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom (w/ Wye Oak)
07 Chattanooga, TN, JJ’s Bohemia (w/ Wye Oak)
08 Oxford, MS, Proud Larry’s (w/ Wye Oak)
09 Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon (w/ Wye Oak)
16 Memphis, TN, Hi-Tone Café
24 Cleveland Heights, OH, Grog Shop
25 Grand Rapids, MI, Pyramid Scheme
26 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
27 Madison, WI, High Noon Saloon
28 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
29 Fargo, ND, The Aquarium
31 Billings, MT, The Railyard
APRIL
01 Bozeman, MT, The Filling Station
02 Spokane, WA, The Bartlett
03 Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
04 Vancouver, BC, Rickshaw Theatre
05 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
06 Eugene, OR, Cozmic Pizza
07 Arcata, CA, Humboldt Brews
08 Reno, NV, The Holland Project
09 Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst
10 San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
21 El Paso, TX, Lowbrow Palace
22 Marfa, TX, Padre’s
23 Austin, TX, The Mohawk
24 Dallas, TX, Three Links
25 Little Rock, AR, Stickyz Rock’n’roll Chicken Shack
26 Birmingham, AL, The Bottletree
29 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
30 New York, NY, Webster Hall
MAY
01 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

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