Future Islands Reworked 3 Tracks

Future Islands have shared three remixes online, with legendary LA dance producer Egyptian Lover, Moss of Aura (Gerrit Welmers’ solo project) and German DJ Alle Alle reworking songs from the Baltimore quartet’s acclaimed 2020 album As Long As You Are. Egyptian Lover says of his “Thrill” remix, “I absolutely love the vocals from Future Islands and could not wait to put an 808 beat behind it. Now this banging song is Boomin’.” Moss of Aura describes his “Plastic Beach” remix as “Mario Kart on Sega.”

Released in October 2020, As Long As You Are looks is an album about trust, full ofhonesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. Signalling a new era for Future Islands, drummer Mike Lowry joined as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co-producing As Long As You Are with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. Their brand of new wave synth-pop full of bright melodies and heavenly choruses is as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.

See Future Islands live:

US 2021 Dates: 

Aug 31 – House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA

Sept 1 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA*

Sept 2 – Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA*

Sept 4 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

Sept 5 – Bottle Rock Festival, Napa, CA

Sept 7 – Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR*

Sept 9 – McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR*

Sept 11 – Marymoor Park, Seattle, WA#

Sept 13 – The Wilma, Missoula, MT*

Sept 16 – Palace Theater, St Paul, MN*

Sept 17 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

Sept 18 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL*

Sept 20 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH*

Sept 21 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA*

Sept 22 – House of Blues, Boston, MA*

Sept 24 – Governor’s Ball, New York, NY

Sept 26 – The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN

Sept 28 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO#

Sept 29 – Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

Sept 30 – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK#

Oct 1-3 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

Oct 4 – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN#

Oct 5 – Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center, Cincinnati, OH#

Oct 8-10 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

Oct 11 – The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA

Oct 12 – Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Oct 13 – The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

Oct 14 – The Anthem, Washington, DC

* w. HINDS

# w. Modest Mouse

EU/UK 2022 Dates:

Feb 21 – House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland

Feb 23 – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden

Feb 24 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

Feb 26 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

Feb 27 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

March 1 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany

March 2 – Palladium Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland

March 4 – TonHalle, Munich, Germany

March 5 – Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, Croatia

March 6 – Fabrique, Milan, Italy

March 8 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

March 9 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

March 10 – Camp Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal

March 12 – La Paloma, Nimes, France

March 13 – Olympia, Paris, France

March 15 – Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands

March 17 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

March 19 – Aeronef, Lille, France

March 20 – De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium

March 21 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany

March 23 – Academy 1, Manchester, England

March 25 – Alexandra Palace, London, England

March 27 – Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland

March 28 – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

March 31 – Northumbria SU Institute, Newcastle, England

April 1 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland

April 2 – O2 Academy, Glasglow, Scotland