Tonight in Seattle: Future Islands, Gardens & Villa, Vox ModPosted by Jessica Kaminski
Preview by Mark Naborczyk
Still touring off their critically adored 2011 release, On The Water, Future Islands are bringing their “post-wave” musical stylings to Neumos’ stage this Friday. You’re going to be floored by pummeling bass-lines, swayed and swooning over their smooth synth and lead singer, Samuel T. Herring will enrapture you with his energetic and raw – albeit theatrical – stage performance.
Getting their start in Baltimore’s Wham City scene in 2006, Future Islands have released three albums and more singles and EP’s than I can count on my hand. The band’s evolution has been slow, steady and organic. Starting out with 2008’s Wave Like Home their sound has grown from a glitchy, un-cohesive dance band to one that’s lush and poignantly orchestrated as is shown on both 2010’s In Evening Air and 2011’s On The Water.
Drawing comparisons to early New Order and Devo, Future Islands are sure to sweep you up into their dark dance world and keep you moving throughout the weekend.
Second up on the bill is Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa bringing their breezy, California drenched brand of synth pop. With their dreamy and smooth vocals, synth and percussion lines that carry you away on seascapes and, of course, all the flute solos; it’s safe to say this band will have you enamored.
Opening up the night is Seattle’s own electro-maven, Vox Mod, who’s sure to get everyone synched up and dancing to the same beat.