Anyone who witnessed Samuel Herring’s manic dancing on the David Letterman show should be eagerly anticipating the release of Future Islands‘ new album Singles which is out on 25th March.
A sneak preview can be found on NPR’s First Listen slot.
The recorded version of Seasons, the song they performed on Letterman, is slightly more restrained with none of the Waitsian growls that Herring specialises in but it’s still a great song.
The boppy 80s synch pop backing is quite at odds with his passionate, soulful vocals but somehow it works brilliantly.
I’ve a feeling I’ll be streaming this to death in the coming weeks.