Thursday, July 15, 2010
Last Saturday night, Future Islands played their first ever acoustic set at the Metro Gallery here in Baltimore. The show was the opening reception for Wild Nothing, an awesome photo exhibit that was curated by Elena Johntson and Natasha Tylea.
The band played all acoustic, with Gerrit Welmers on a grand piano, William Cashion sporting an acoustic bass, and Sam sitting down while singing. They were also joined by a cellist, another acoustic guitar, and drums. The set started off with "In Evening Air" leading into "In The Fall", both title tracks off of their debut set of Thrill Jockey releases. Capped off with a stunning version of "Little Dreamer", Saturday night was further evidence that this isn't your ordinary synth pop band.
Future Islands just finished recording a brand new song, one that will be appearing on their upcoming Friends Records split 7 inch with Lonnie Walker. Look for details on that release in the coming months, and be sure to check them out on Sunday at Whartscape.
Check out Valerie's full photo set after the jump.
Photos by Valerie