Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Future Islands - "The Ink Well"
plus show with Microkingdom and Weekends

art by Elena Johnston

Just announced - Future Islands will play The Cherch in DC this Saturday, September 4th with Microkingdom, Dope Body, and Weekends. BBQ at 5 PM, music starts at 7.

Last week we had the privilege of announcing Celebration's forthcoming LP, and this week we've got another release from one of my favorite bands in Baltimore. This November, Friends Records is releasing a split seven inch from Future Islands, backed with their hometown friends Lonnie Walker.

The Future Islands single is a brand new song written this year after their Thrill Jockey LP, and recorded/produced this summer by Chester Endersby Gwazda. Rob Girardi mastered the brand new song, which is called "The Ink Well". The new single will premiere tomorrow on North Carolina's WKNC, and remain a radio-only single until closer to the release date.

This is a release that is bonded by friendship, as core members of both bands have been lifelong friends. It is also the release that sparked Friends Records, as it originally came into works last Fall after a fun night at the Future Islands residence in Mt. Vernon.

The seven inch will be released on peach-colored vinyl, and pressed by the legendary Erika Records. The artwork for the Future Islands side is by the always amazing Elena Johnston. Check back soon for the Lonnie Walker track, and look for a Future Islands/Lonnie Walker November tour announcement to come in the next few weeks.

Pre order the limited seven inch vinyl right here.

Future Islands / Lonnie Walker Split
"The Ink Well" / "Love Turn"
Out November 2, 2010 on Friends Records
Limited Release on Peach-colored Vinyl

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