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World Cafe

Future Islands On World Cafe

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The synth-rock band plays songs from a new album, Singles, and discusses its new Baltimore hometown.

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Heavy Rotation

Download:10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download 10 songs from our favorite acts out of SXSW, including Future Islands, PHOX, Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, Ages and Ages, and much more.

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Studio Sessions

KCRW Presents: Future Islands

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Post-punk musical currents churn with scrappy urgency as the band performs in a basement studio.

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