Future Islands announce new album, listen to the single “Ran”

By CLTure News (Cover photo: Tim Saccent)

Future Islands, the Baltimore based indie synth-pop band formed at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina led by the charismatic Samuel Herring have announced a new album, The Far Field. The album is the follow-up to Singles, their successful 2014 release that received great reviews from fans and critics internationally. The Far Field will be out on April 7 via 4AD on digital, 180-gram white and standard black vinyl, CD, cassette, and a unique miniature LP. You can pre-order from their web store.

The first single off the album, “Ran” features hauntingly delightful strings and horn arrangements by Patrick McMinn with live drums by Michael Lowry, who joined the group in 2014. Debbie Harry of Blondie was also announced as a featured artist on the song “Shadows.”

The Far Field album cover

The new album The Far Field was recorded by Grammy-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings, Angel Olsen, Sleater-Kinney, David Byrne) in Los Angeles at the famed Sunset Sound studio.

The group also recently announced a tour in support of the album this year in addition to festival performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Panorama. You can check out the tour dates below.

Catch Future Islands on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on February 9. Remember their last national TV appearance on Letterman?

Listen to “Ran” by Future Islands from the album The Far Field

Listen to “Seasons (Waiting On You)” from the album Singles:

Check out the full tracklist for The Far Field:

01 Aladdin
02 Time on Her Side
03 Ran
04 Beauty of the Road
05 Cave
06 Through the Roses
07 North Star
08 Ancient Water
09 Candles
10 Day Glow Fire
11 Shadows
12 Black Rose

2017 U.S tour dates:

4-14-16 Indio, CA – Coachella
4-21-23 Indio, CA – Coachella
5-26 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
5-27 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
5-28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5-29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
5-30 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
6-01 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6-02 Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Social Hall
6-03 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
6-05 St. Louis, MO – Pageant
6-06 Chicago, IL – Riviera
6-07 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
6-09 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
6-08-11 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
7-28-30 New York, NY – Panorama Festival

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