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Monument is special to this album and to me. Its about space in time and defining oneself. Svein and Torbjorn and I were in a zone when we made it, it was like a dream. Like a meditation…
Listen to a snippet of a new track from Robyn and Röyksopp’s forthcoming collaborative mini-album Do It Again.
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i’m a new kinda woman/i’m a don’t take shit from you kinda woman
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Slow Club going a different direction on this one. Interesting, but we’ll see if it can live up to their last album Paradise, which I totally loved.
We’re allowed to sneak you one more track off the new album today, friends! It’s got a different mood to it. Hope you enjoy—less than a month til we get to celebrate the whole of Nikki Nack being out in the world. Thanks for listening! Pre-order and tour dates at tune-yards.com
Wow this is really fantastic. Really digging the Solange-y vibes here.
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nobody knows what the future holds/it’s bad enough just getting old
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Every time I’ve seen [Future Islands] live (barring the ill-fated T5 show) has been a transcendent experience. Sam Herring will walk on stage looking like the squarest guy you’ve ever seen, wearing an outfit that can only be described as #dadcore (usually khakis and a tucked in polo top). Then the music starts, and he goes totally insane. The melodrama that the world witnessed on Letterman happens at every single show the band has ever played. Except that instead of staring down at Herring, as he beats his chest and gesticulates wildly, you’re there, and when he kneels down with what look like real tears, he looks up right at you. It’s hard to not be overwhelmed by the vast compassion of his performance. If most band leaders want to seem cool, Sam Herring wants you to understand what he’s singing about on the deepest level possible, and if that requires bizarre dancing and theatrical emotions, he is more than willing to oblige.
I also wrote this piece about letting go when your favorite band achieves mainstream success, and my own weird feelings about Future Islands over the last few weeks.
BIG DAY FOR ME.
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