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Future Islands – Singles

Future Islands is probably my favorite current band. I first heard about them around the time of In Evening Air, when my then-roommate Kyle Mabson hooked my band Pizza! up with a show supporting them as they came through LA and played a sold-out show at the Smell. They were compelling and inspiring then, and it was a real honor to play with them.

But damn! Look at them now!

Their performance on Letterman last month really sent them into the stratosphere, and they deserve it. Sam Herring, the singer, is so confidently vulnerable. He really goes for it – there’s no reticence at all and he commands every moment.

Anyway, their new album Singles is really fantastic. I never really listened to On the Water, the one that came between In Evening Air and this one, and the little bit I’ve heard of it doesn’t sound that different from its predecessor. But this album seems like a real step forward. It’s ambitious:

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This is Soft Sailors! We're a new band from Los Angeles. We don't have any upcoming shows scheduled, but you can hear us online:

Also, here are some solo songs I've uploaded recently to Soundcloud. I'm playing solo July 19th at the Pickle Factory at 647 Lamar Street in Los Angeles and September 1st at Los Globos in LA for a KCHUNG benefit.

In 2011, I released my first solo album, Princess. You can listen to it and download it on Bandcamp:

From 2005 until 2011, I was in the band Pizza! This is our album We Come From the Swamp:

From 2008-2010, I was in the band Big Whup. Here's one of our songs that I sang, called "Cover My Eyes:"

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