"A Sleep & A Forgetting" out 2/14/12.

Archive for January 2012


Valentine’s Day Card

09:39PM 01/27/12

We got the cards in, & Nick is signin’ em for YOU! Don’t forget to pre-order the new album. Time is running outttttttttttttt.

Islands is coming to your town!

05:17AM 01/25/12

Feb 14 Los Angeles – Bootleg Theatre
Feb 15 Phoenix – Crescent Ballroom
Feb 17 Austin – St David’s Episcopal Church
Feb 18 Dallas – Sons of Herman Hall
Feb 20 Birmingham – Bottletree
Feb 21 Chapel Hill – Local 506
Feb 22 Washington DC – Black Cat
Feb 23 Baltimore – Metro Gallery
Feb 24 Philadelphia – First Unitarian Chapel (2 shows)
Feb 25 NYC, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Feb 26 Hamden, CT – The Space
Feb 27 Montreal – Cabaret du Mile End
Feb 28 Toronto – Music Gallery (2 shows)
Feb 29 Pontiac – Magnetic Recording
Mar 01 Chicago – Lincoln Hall
Mar 02 Minneapolis – 7th St Entry
Mar 03 Winnipeg – West End Cultural Centre
Mar 05 Edmonton – The Haven Social Club
Mar 06 Calgary – The Ironwood
Mar 07 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
Mar 08 Vancouver – Rio Theatre
Mar 10 Seattle – Vera Project
Mar 11 Portland – Mississippi Studios
Mar 13 San Francisco – Hotel Utah (2 shows)
Mar 14 TBA – San Diego

“Greenpoint”

05:02AM 01/25/12

here is a little song i made on my OP-1 synth a few days after I got it. I was still finding my way around it. (I still am- it’s an elaborate little beast) It’s called Greenpoint because that’s where I was staying when I made it.

-Nick

A Sleep & A Forgetting, the 4th album, out 02/14/12!

04:29AM 01/25/12

Islands are set to release the 4th album in the breathtaking Islands discography. A Sleep & A Forgetting, lifted from a William Wordsworth poem, is a bummer of a record, pretty much the whole way through. Do you like to commiserate over things that go sour in your life? Do you feel better when someone pours their heart out on wax? Cool. Then pre-order the damn thing and it’ll show up on your door BEFORE the release date!  IF you pre-order, you’ll get a signed & personalized valentine’s day card, hand-drawn by me, Nick Thorburn himself. Myself.  You can also get a Total Recall themed shirt. Get it? Get it! And the album, of course.