February 24, 2012

On The Water

Thrill Jockey recently released some Future Islands albums on cassette! We just got our copy of On The Water and the pro-dubbed chrome reels really do make the album sound even more amazing; the warmth and depth of the songs is almost tangible, thanks to the medium of tape. The bulk of the album was recorded by the ocean in North Carolina, and the first and last tracks even make use of field recordings that the band captured on a nearby dock. As Thrill Jockey puts it, On The Water sees the band "finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts". I highly suggest picking up a copy before they're gone... and In Evening Air is available on tape, too (both in very limited quantities).

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