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Future Islands debut video, announce fall tour

on September 01, 2011, 10:50am

future islands on the water Future Islands debut video, announce fall tour

Balitmore’s synth-pop heartthrobs Future Islands have dropped a new video along with some tour dates, both in support of their new LP, On the Water.

In this new clip for “Balance”, the bass-driven lead single off the band’s new album, two tattooed teens partake in a quest to experience America in its many forms: dystopia, camping, pavement, natural solitude, funnel cakes, hitchhiking, stolen kisses, flashlight tag, jorts, etc. It’s a tender take on the tragically hip turning inward that mimics singer Samuel Herring’s sentiments: “It just takes time/Adjusting your pride/Can change your life.” It seems the trio is rolling back the post-punk squeal of their last full-length, In Evening Air, for this fuller, more relaxed sound.

As for those upcoming tour dates, the jaunt begins on the West coast at FYF Fest in Los Angeles on September 3rd and brings the trio all the way back home to Baltimore come December. Javelin, Pictureplane and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat provide support. The full tour schedule is laid out below.

On the Water hits stores October 11th via Thrill Jockey.

Future Islands 2011 Tour Dates:
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
10/01 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *^
10/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre *^
10/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *^
10/28 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge *^
10/29 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt *^
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *^
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
11/02 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^
11/03 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon ^
11/04 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis^
11/05 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest^
11/07 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s ^
11/08 – Santa Fe, NM @ VFW ^
11/09 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^!
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
11/11 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
11/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project ^
11/13 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
11/16 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters ^
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
11/18 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar ^
11/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room ^
11/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar ^
11/25 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree ^
11/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
11/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
11/28 – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox ^
12/01 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
12/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie ^
12/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^

* = w/Javelin
^ = w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
! – w/ Pictureplane

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