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Future Islands

I don’t know how I’ve never heard this before, or how I’ve never heard of them. I mean, don’t look too closely, because the band looks like it escaped from a skin-testing lab and the lead guy dances worse than the Jozin z Bazin guy. But the lead guy has a brilliant shouty voice. The music seriously sounds like it was nicked from gorgeously bad postpunk who in turn nicked their act from 1970s electronic library music.

And yet I’ve listened to it five times in a row.

“Follow You,” Future Islands, 2007. Odd thing, it is.

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  1. Chuck Chuck

    There is an extreme likeness between the lead singer’s dance and vocal style that’s akin to Jack Black. However, the low budget video aside, the song is peculiarly catchy.

  2. One of my favorite bands of the last few years. This dude goes bonkers during their live shows. Did some touring with Dan Deacon blahblahblah…

  3. If you like this, you should pick up their latest long player “In Evening Air”. Very good shit. Awesome live shows too.

  4. Tim Nielsen Tim Nielsen

    I love the drummer’s look at 2:28… Not sure what’s going through his head, but I’m guessing cannibalism is somehow involved.

  5. This is not a band. This is an example to point to when you’re trying to convince teenage hipsters that the past isn’t as good as you think it is. It’s catchy, but so’s malaria.

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