Future Islands is an American synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, and signed to 4AD, currently comprising Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals). The band was formed in January 2006 by Welmers, Cashion and Herring—the remaining members of the performance art college band Art Lord & the Self-Portraits—and drummer Erick Murillo.
On April 7, 2017, the band released their fifth album The Far Field. Described by Consequence of Sound as “one of the best live bands around,” Future Islands locked main-stage sets at some of the world’s biggest music festivals—Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo and the Glastonbury Festival, and sold out many dates on their European summer tour, even before the album was released. – Wikipedia
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
Before Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, the project was just Ed Schrader with a floor tom. A 10” from four years back documents this era. In 2009 Devlin Rice joined Ed for a one-off show. This mind meld took the left field paranoid pop that Ed was composing and added a powerful low end power chug from the jug of eternal rock and raised the whole project a more visceral live experience.