Boomkat Product Review:
‘On The Water’ is Future Islands’ eagerly awaited new album, following last year’s critically acclaimed ‘In Evening Air’ and their instantly sold out 7” ‘Before The Bridge’. Future Islands’ romantic synth sound scales new heights, the Baltimore trio’s most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, the album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks - but finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts. Recorded by Chester Endersby Gwazda (producer of ‘In Evening Air’ and Dan Deacon’s ‘Bromst’), mastered by Sarah Register at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Denny Bowen (Double Dagger, Dan Deacon) and Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak). CD version comes in a digipack with 6 panel booklet.