Islands work real hard to get back into your pants with a Valentine’s Day surprise: new album and sexxxy, intimate tour

Islands work real hard to get back into your pants with a Valentine’s Day surprise: new album and sexxxy, intimate tour

It’s been a good three years since we last heard from that old flame, Islands. Their 2009 record Vapours was another solid outing of frenetic pop, but then they just stopped calling and we thought things had run their course. Sure, we were upset, but there are other fish in the sea. And then just when we’re really, truly over it, they come waltzing back into our lives. At least they’re certainly trying this time.

Here’s what they have planned for Valentine’s Day: their new album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, will be released on ANTI-, then they’re embarking on an extensive North American Tour. How do we know it’ll be different this time? Well, lead man Nick Thorburn moved to the sunny environs of Los Angeles from New York, and the change in scenery has altered Islands’ tone. Prefix recently talked to Thorburn, who noted that “[t]he record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming.” I think he’s talking about our time together.

Let’s not get our hopes up, but it really seems like this is the real deal! heck out Islands when they roll through your town this unseasonably warm winter to be sure.

02.14.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre
02.15.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
02.17.12 - Austin, TX - St David’s Episcopal Church
02.18.12 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall
02.20.12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
02.21.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - TBA
02.22.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
02.23.12 - Baltimore, MD - TBA
02.24.12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Chapel
02.25.12 - New York, NY - TBA
02.26.12 - Hamden, CT - The Space
02.27.12 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End
02.28.12 - Toronto, ON - Music Gallery
02.29.12 - Pontiac, MI - Magnetic Recording
03.01.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
03.02.12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
03.03.12 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
03.05.12 - Edmonton, AB - The Haven Social Club
03.06.12 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood
03.08.12 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
03.10.12 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
03.11.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03.13.12 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
03.14.12 - San Diego, CA - TBA

• Islands: http://www.myspace.com/islands
• ANTI-: http://anti.com

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