The Baltimore synth-pop band Future Islands are currently riding a wave of increasing popularity, based on the strength of their new album, Singles, and their charismatic lead singer Samuel T. Herring. They band is currently on a tour of mostly sold out shows, including their Philly show at the First Unitarian Church on Tuesday, April 29th.
Future Islands formed in 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina and have since released several albums, EP’s and singles. During the first week of March, the band were on the Late Show With David Letterman and this performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” became a viral hit. With some incredible dance moves, Future Islands’ lead singer Herring meme’d his way into the digital hearts of music fans with both a fantastic performance and a tumblr gif (see below) that had everyone sharing.
“Seasons (Waiting On You)” is 3 minutes and 47 seconds of pure, glorious, confident New Wave influenced synth pop. It leads off the album, but only hints at the musical depth of the entire record. Below, download the song via NPR Music.