09.10.2020 World Wide Livestream
“ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVE BANDS” (STEREOGUM) FUTURE ISLANDS TO PLAY THEIR ONLY SHOW OF 2020 ON OCTOBER 9
‘A STREAM OF YOU AND ME’ WILL FEATURE A BESPOKE LIGHT SHOW BY PIERRE CLAUDE (THE STROKES, PHOENIX)
On October 9th, Future Islands will release their sixth full length album As Long As You Are and perform their only show of 2020. The Baltimore group have been road warriors for over a decade, touring extensively every year without fail and earning widespread praise for their incendiary live performances; Stereogum calls them “one of the greatest live bands currently working” while Pitchfork praises the live shows as “propulsive and poignant”, and Uproxx says “they come alive on stage, in a way that no other band really does."
Now, 2020 will mark the first year since 2008 that the band will not hit the road. Instead, for their 1,235th live show, the group will move online for a one night livestream event. ‘A Stream Of You And Me’ will be filmed in Maryland and feature a bespoke one-off light show created by light artist Pierre Claude (The Strokes, Phoenix, Gesaffelstein). The broadcast will be directed by Michael Garber (Phoenix, Bon Iver, Kamasi Washington).
As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. The album features previously released singles “Thrill” (“one of the best rock songs right now” - The FADER) and “For Sure” (“quintessential Future Islands” - Rolling Stone).