Future Islands ‎– The Far Field - 2017 Indie Synth - Ltd White Vinyl LP

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Future Islands ‎– The Far Field

4AD ‎– 4AD0001LPX
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, White, 180 Gram
07 Apr 2017
Electronic, Rock
Indie Rock, Synth-pop


A1 Aladdin 4:13
A2 Time On Her Side 3:39
A3 Ran 3:26
A4 Beauty on the Road 4:09
A5 Cave 3:52
A6 Through The Roses 3:15

B1 North Star 3:35
B2 Ancient Waters 3:56
B3 Candles 3:57
B4 Day Glow Fire 3:49
B5 Shadows
Featuring, Vocals – Deborah Harry
B6 Black Rose 3:25

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"Those qualities that have informed Future Islands’ career, passion, and determination, almost to the point of obsession, are also the ones that emerge in their music and have endeared so many to them. On single “Cave”, a highlight built around a driving bass line reminiscent of U2’s “New Year’s Day”, Herring pours his entire self into this song about heartbreak, belting out the chorus as if he’s a man possessed. With less committed singers, his bold proclamations of love or desire could come off half-baked or haughty, but Herring believes deeply in every word he sings, and it makes the song soar. Like a slightly more even-tempered Frank Black, Herring’s delivery drips with intensity that is electrifying to observe.

That constant push and exertion is the backbone for The Far Field, an album that finds the band coming to terms with the toll it can take on their lives. In an interview with The Independent, Herring described panic attacks he had in 2014 serving as a warning sign that he needed to slow down, and here he works through the ramifications of that realization. “Beauty of the Road” describes a failed relationship that was the casualty of constant touring, and “North Star” tells the story of braving blizzards and hurricanes to be with the one he loves because he can’t bear being apart for another day. In that same interview, he describes watching his friends settle down and not being able to relate, driven by a need to keep going. This restless energy is consuming, informing the sound of a group uncomfortable with stillness.

It’s the momentum that keeps the songs so engrossing, whether it’s the cinematic sweeping chorus on single “Run” or the propulsive bass line on “Time on Her Side”. Bassist William Cashion emerges as the group’s not-so-secret weapon, with his rhythms keeping the music barreling forward as Herring pours his heart out. On highlights like “Through the Roses” and “Aladdin”, the group examines insecurities and plays to their strengths by building tension"

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Condition New
Format LP
Label 4AD
Color Black