Thursday, March 6, 2014

NC-born Future Islands make Letterman debut

Baltimore-based, NC-born synth-rock group Future Islands made its late night TV debut on "Late Show with David Letterman" earlier this week. Watch the clip above. It's also released a video for the single "Seasons (Waiting on You)," which you can watch below. Years ago I asked singer Samuel Herring about the band inevitably getting bigger. He wasn't quite as optimistic about them blowing up as I was. Looks like that's finally starting to happening.

Future Islands, who formed at East Carolina University, signed to the 4AD label earlier this year and will release the new album, "Singles," on March 25. 4AD was an alternative powerhouse in the `90s giving us records by the Pixies, Throwing Muses, Belly, Lisa Germano, and Cocteau Twins. Today it boasts the National, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Purity Ring, and a host of others.

So good for Future Islands, some of who originally hail from Morehead City. From the response the group received locally on Instagram and Twitter when the "Letterman" episode aired, their Charlotte friends (and fans) are excited for them.