3 days ago, on April 7, the American synthpop band Future Islands released their long awaited new album “The Far Field” on 4AD.
Here are some of the reviews of the album so make sure you don’t miss this one!
“Robust… melodically rich and instantly warm” – The New York Times
“The whole thing nicely evokes a rainy Eighties afternoon awash in heartache and MTV”
– Rolling Stone
“The rare indie rock act that embraces emotionality—in themselves and their audience” – GQ
“To make warm, immediate pop music that sounds so out of the ordinary is a rare feat.” – Q
“A set of songs that seep, creep, and grow in strength.” – NME
“Future Islands have captured their humanity in all its sparkling, chaotic glory.” – DIY
“If passion is pain, then Future Islands represents that in a physical, emotional, and musical sense” – Esquire
“I suspect that [Future Islands] may be in the process of securing their place in the lineage of the Great American Rock Band.” – The Line of Best Fit (Album of the Week)
“Heavy stuff…this is a band with a very particular sound, one that no other band would try to imitate even if it could” – Stereogum (Album of the Week)
Record Collector **** | Q **** | MOJO **** | NME ****
DIY **** | Dork **** | The Skinny **** | NARC ****