A couple months ago we had the privilege of putting together an intimate live session with Future Islands. They played a set in their Mt. Vernon living room, and it was captured by us with the help of some other local media outlets.
The session consisted of five songs, three of which were new, and all of which the trio performed in a whole different light. Sam sat down for these tracks, Gerrit played on an old organ that he had only used once before, and William chugged out bass lines that filled the room. While this wasn't an acoustic set, it had a similar feeling that allowed the songs to really stand out on their own.
The three new tracks played will be found on their second full length album, and their Thrill Jockey debut, In Evening Air. Today we're premiering those tracks. "Walking Through That Door" will be the first song on the upcoming album, but here's the living room rendition.
If you've seen them play over the past year or so, you've likely heard "Tin Man". Stream it below,
Check out another new track and peep photos from this session below.
Here's the first song they played for us that night, which didn't have a name when this was recorded. It's now dubbed "Swept Inside", and will jumpstart side B of In Evening Air.
As their lyrics have always been rather dark, this session really brought out the meaning behind tracks you'll find folks dancing to at their shows. The May 4th release date for In Evening Air couldn't come any sooner.