Boomkat Product Review:
Featuring four acoustic recordings of tracks culled from the Future Islands discography. Dropping their favoured electro-rocking arrangements, the Baltimore band embrace pianos and string arrangements, all of which casts the likes of 'In The Fall' in a new, strikingly graceful light. There's only so much that can be written about Future Islands before you find yourself once again addressing frontman Samuel T Herring (I don't know about you, but I'd like to think that "T" stands for "The") and his bizarre vocal style. But for the relatively sensible 'Long Flight', Herring continues to channel the cartoonish croak of a top hat-wearing, 19th century Englishman - as imagined by Dick Van Dyke. It sounds bolder than ever on Undressed, and much of this band's character resides in the apparent juxtaposition between the earnest and elegant instrumentation, and Herring's compellingly OTT delivery.