Island is making their return this spring with two brand new albums set to release on May 13.
The indie rockers from Montreal are making their return on May 13 with not just one but a surprising two new albums. Island is releasing two distinctively different albums titled Taste and Should I Remain Here At Sea?, which will be available digitally on limited edition vinyl. According to their press release, the two albums have a “wholly individual offering” to their fans. Both of these releases are available to pre-order via Pledge Music with the opportunity to also get an exclusive bonus mini EP. Pledge Music store will also gave items that will not be available anywhere else.
If you are like any normal fan of music it is truly challenging to wait for the official release of an album. Considering this angst is now doubled by the band they made it possible to listen to the songs to stream. Stereogum has premiered a playlist featuring “Back Into It” from Should I Remain Here At Sea? and “Charm Offensive” from the album Taste. The songs are also available on SoundCloud. A Full Track list for both albums can be found below along with a stream of these two tracks.
Nick Thornburn of Island says this of “Back Into It,” “ (It) is a study in contradiction. It’s a bright, loose affair, with bubblegum backing vocals and major key guitar chugging, but you don’t have to dig that deep to hear the venom, acrimonious and sour. When someone rains on your parade, make rain on your parade lemonade.” He also had this to say about “Charm Offensive,” “is all sharp angles, smooth lines and mechanical melodies, but just underneath is a desire for the round edges, the soft corners, a loose swing and some crude revelry. I was trying to express that urge to find the good times, and let the bad ones go. To stop using songwriting as a pool to wallow in. To find the light, to sneak in, ‘pull back the shades, see the darkness fade’.”
01. Charm Offensive
03. It’s Heaven
04. Carried Away
05. No Milk, No Sugar
06. Outspoken Dirtbiker
08. Cool Intentions
09. The Joke
11. The Weekend
Should I Remain Here At Sea? Tracklist
01. Swans (Life After Death)
03. Don’t Call Me Whitney, Bobby
04. Rough Gem
06. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Whalebone
07. Joggin Gorgeous Summer
10. Bucky Little Wing