Future Islands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by brokencode, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. brokencode


    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    My son just turned me onto the band Future Islands. Wow... I really like them! Vocals are unique.. Kind of puts me in a "trance". I listened to Cd's before I checked them out on Youtube. I mentioned to my son that I liked the bass. He saw them live a few times so I asked, how was the bass player? He said the front man is so crazy he didn't pay much attention to the bass. lol Sure looks like he plays a '72 P bass just like mine! Anyway, they are coming to Dallas in Sept, going to check them out. Vocals, Bass, Keys and Drums -alan
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  2. Ant Illington

    Ant Illington I'm Anthony but I'm only illin' Inactive

    Yes, great bass sounds. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO SEE THIS. It's surreal. be patient and watch from start to finish.... this was my first experience of them, just happened to tune into Letterman that night!

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  3. brokencode


    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    Thank you... Thank you! I forgot how to add videos!
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  4. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I saw them on something else, maybe Austin City Limits......I dug them!
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  5. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Been a fan since that 1st appearance on Letterman. I had the TV audio muted while on the phone and this guy just dancing all weird. After the call my curiosity was too much and I had to rewind. Fell in love with the bass playing immediately. I think they are brilliant.
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  6. Clarence Walker

    Clarence Walker Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Baltimore, Md
    Baltimore band. Used to see them around town, but they broke out after the Letterman appearance. Nice guys, solid playing & singing.
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  7. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Great bass tones from that band for sure. I like their newest record but the vocals are a limiting factor for me. He has a unique stage presence for sure.
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  8. FunkBear


    Jan 2, 2009
    Guess I will have to check them out again. My fiancee and I were flipping channels a few months ago and happened upon a Future Islands concert. Place was packed but the vocals were horrible. The singer kept doing this screechy grunting thing while he was singing and it was painful to hear. What songs would you guys recommend to start?
  9. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Pretty sure that's done on purpose. I'm going to guess this band is not going to be your cup of tea.
  10. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    It's nice to see and hear a lead singer/front man with a unique sound and stage presence. That synth takes up a lot of sonic space; kind of takes me back to the '80s! I liked it!

    This video also reminds me of how much I miss having Letterman on TV.
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    The Letterman performance (dang I sure miss that guy too) was my first experience with them as well.

    I like the singer...he doesn't make be feel so bad about my singing...and dancing!
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