Future Islands Debut Video, Schedule Casbah Date

MP3: Future Islands – “Balance”

Balitmore synth-popsters Future Islands have released a new video for “Balance,” the latest single from their third LP, On the Water (out October 11). According to Consequences of Sound:

In this new clip for “Balance”, the bass-driven lead single off the band’s new album, two tattooed teens partake in a quest to experience America in its many forms: dystopia, camping, pavement, natural solitude, funnel cakes, hitchhiking, stolen kisses, flashlight tag, jorts, etc. It’s a tender take on the tragically hip turning inward that mimics singer Samuel Herring’s sentiments: “It just takes time/Adjusting your pride/Can change your life.” It seems the trio is rolling back the post-punk squeal of their last full-length, In Evening Air, for this fuller, more relaxed sound.

It’s a great track that bodes well for the new album. The band has also announced a massive U.S. tour, with plans to play the Casbah on November 19; full list of tour dates is below.

Future Islands on tour
9/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Fuck Yeah Fest
9/10 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
10/1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
10/25 – Washington, DC – Black Cat *@
10/26 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre *@
10/27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern *@
10/28 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge *@
10/29 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt *@
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *@
11/1 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry @
11/2 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room @
11/3 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon @
11/4 – Norman, OK – The Opolis @
11/5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/7 – Marfa, TX – Padre’s @
11/8 – Santa Fe, NM – VFW @
11/9 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge @#
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court @
11/11 – Boise, ID – Neurolux @
11/12 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project @
11/13 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios @
11/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill @
11/16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters @
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo @
11/18 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar @
11/19 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah @
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room @
11/23 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar @
11/25 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree @
11/26 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl @
11/27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle @
11/28 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox @
12/1 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom @
12/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie @
12/3 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar @

* Javelin
@ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
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