Present ‘Beauty Of The Road’ Official Video
As they start their Sold Out NZ Tour
This year, Future Islands will have played an astonishing 117 shows in support of their latest album, The Far Field. The Baltimore-based trio performed in front of the biggest audiences of their 11-year career, topping festival bills around the globe and headlining three consecutive nights at London’s Brixton Academy last month and today begin their three date sold out NZ Tour – playing Wellington’s San Fran twice and Auckland’s Powerstation.
It’s fitting then, that the new video for ‘Beauty Of The Road’ (created by Jay Buim) depicts the hard-touring band in their natural habitat. Buim spent several days on the road with Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion, Gerrit Welmers and drummer Michael Lowry earlier this year, and his visuals capture the infectious energy of their live shows.
WATCH: ‘BEAUTY OF THE ROAD’
[directed by Jay Buim]
Future Islands’ fifth studio album, The Far Field, is out now. Recorded in Los Angeles with John Congleton, its twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road express the central themes Future Islands have been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it.
“A dazzling, truly inimitable spectacle.” The Independent
“An infectious atmosphere of nervy energy and communal love.” The Guardian
“Pop-perfect.” The Sunday Times
“Some of their most uplifting songs yet.” Evening Standard
“Another accomplished, engaging set.” The Observer
“A set of songs that seep, creep and grow in strength.” NME
“Warm, immediate pop music that sounds so out of the ordinary.” Q
“Glistening synth-pop.” Record Collector
“Impassioned, urgent, thrillingly marginal.” MOJO
MOJO **** | Record Collector **** | Q **** | The Observer **** | NME ****
Evening Standard **** | DIY **** | Dork **** | NARC **** | The Skinny ****
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