Islands In Concert Born from the ashes of the beloved lo-fi rock group The Unicorns, Montreal's Islands brings its soulful, personal art-rock sound to WXPN's live midday concert series.

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Islands In Concert

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Over the course of four albums, the Montreal indie-pop band Islands has developed a personal, soulful breed of art-rock. The group — which includes members of the broken-up and beloved lo-fi rock band The Unicorns — has honed its live act over the course of seven years of touring. Islands' instrumentation is deep but never overdone, while frontman Nicholas Throburn's vocals sound soulful but restrained; he's expressive, but he never lets his lyricism be obscured.

Islands' most recent album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, is out now. Return to this page at noon ET Friday to hear the band perform live at WXPN's World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Set List

  • 'In A Dream It Seemed Real'
  • 'Lonely Love'
  • 'Cold Again'
  • 'This Is Not A Song'
  • 'Hallways'
  • 'No Crying'
  • 'Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby'
  • 'Can't Feel My Face'
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