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KCRW Presents: Future Islands

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KCRW Presents: Future Islands

Studio Sessions

KCRW Presents: Future Islands

KCRW Presents: Future Islands

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Future Islands' latest album is called 'On The Water'. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Future Islands' latest album is called 'On The Water'.

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Set List

  • "The Great Fire"
  • "Before the Bridge"
  • "Balance"
  • "Tomorrow"
  • "Where I Found You"
  • "Close to None"
  • "Grease"

During a recent visit to KCRW's basement studios, the Baltimore trio Future Islands got to the point with a simple but effective formula: Keyboardist Gerrit Welmers sets an off-kilter rhythm and synth pattern, bassist William Cashion locks the groove with galloping bursts of low end, and Samuel Herring dispenses incisive lyrics in a distinctively raspy tone. These post-punk musical currents churn with scrappy urgency, as Future Islands' members perform songs from their new album, On the Water.

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