By Staff, Photo by Todd Weaver on August 6, 2013
When we listened to Islands' album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, last year, it was one of those that we instantly enjoyed. Luckily, we didn't have to wait too long to hear new music from them. They've released their new single, "Becoming the Gunship" off their upcoming record, Ski Mask out September 17 via Manque Music.
Listen to it below!
The track holds the same sort of dark lyrics we have come to expect from the Montreal-turned-Los-Angeles band. It has a slow melody that really highlights the uncertainty and destruction within the song. Seeing that the tune itself came from lead singer Nick Thorburn's dream makes total sense.
We can't wait to hear more when Ski Mask comes out on September 17th! To make things even more exciting, Islands is going on tour in the fall, so listen to the song and check out the dates!
Islands tour dates:
18 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
20 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
21 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
22 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
24 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
25 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room
26 - Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
27 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
09 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
10 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
11 - Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch
12 - Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller
13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
16 - Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom