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Archive for September 2013

Watch JASH’s Rock n’ Roll Documentary, Featuring Ski Mask!

11:08AM 09/25/13


Last week, Islands released their fifth record Ski Mask on lead singer Nick Thorburn’s own label Manqué Music. Just one week out and the band is already being profiled in one of the most respected Rock n’ Roll documentary programs in the world.  Produced by Michael Cera for the YouTube network JASH (Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts’), the video is an intimate look at the making of Ski Mask and features interviews with the movers, shakers and power players behind the band. Watch the short documentary here on the JASH Youtube Network.


Record Store Day celebrates the release of Ski Mask!

04:47PM 09/17/13

Ski Mask has finally escaped into the world and Recordstoreday.com is celebrating with participating record stores, who have a special limited edition 7” single (a lucky few of you will get an autographed copy!) free with purchase, while they last. Speaking of which…Islands is playing an in-store at Amoeba Hollywood TODAY (9/17) at 6pm! Come by and listen to some live tunes, pick up the album and even have the band sign it for you!

If you’re not in LA, you can still check out Recordstoreday.com for a full list of independent retailers near you that’ll have Ski Mask and hopefully a few of those 7″s!

P.S. Don’t forget you can still snag a free download of Wave Forms, courtesy of eMusic, here.

– the Islands team

Amoeba In-Stores & Origami Vinyl Night

05:40PM 09/05/13

Hey all you Californians, (sorry rest of the world, I promise we haven’t forgotten about you!)

We’re less then two short weeks away from the release of our fifth album, Ski Mask (out 9/17/13), and we want to celebrate it in advance with YOU!

If you’re within the Los Angeles vicinity, come hang with us at Origami Vinyl Night next Tuesday, September 10, while we spin Ski Mask for the first time and drink delicious beer together! We’ll start the record premiere at 11pm sharp at El Prado, right across the street from Origami. For directions and more info, click  here .

For those of you that thrive more off the real-deal live music thing – don’t fret! Just a week after Origami Vinyl Night, you can see us perform a few new songs from Ski Mask live, at an in-store at Amoeba L.A.! We’ll start at 6pm on Tuesday, September 17. We’ll play some new tunes from about 6-6:30pm and then hang around to chat for a while after. Need more info? Amoeba L.A.’s got you, here.

Lastly, for you bunch up the coast (yes, that’s you San Francisco!), we’ll also be hosting an in-store at Amoeba San Francisco on Monday, September 16 at 6pm. Same kind of ordeal – we’ll play you some new tunes and then hang around to chat for a bit. Click here for more info!


Origami Vinyl Night – Ski Mask Premiere Party

Tuesday, September 10


Amoeba San Francisco, in-store

Monday, September 16


Amoeba Los Angeles, in-store

Tuesday, September 17