Watch New Future Islands “The Chase” & “The Haunted”

Watch New Future Islands “The Chase” & “The Haunted”

Future Islands are in the UK recording at Abbey Road, and they debuted two of their new songs Sunday at Sheffield Plug. “The Chase” is an uptempo new wave number in the vein of “Seasons (Waiting On You),” while “Haunted” is slightly more laid-back; imagine Future Islands putting their own melancholy spin on Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” and maybe you’re close. Watch fan-made video of both songs below, and read our recent Future Islands cover story while you’re at it.[via Stereogum]

Future Islands ‘The Chase’ (LIVE DEBUT) live @ Sheffield Plug 29/03/15

 

In early 2014, the band announced they had signed to 4AD, who would release their new album, Singles, in March 2014. The band made their network television debut on March 3, 2014, on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the lead single “Seasons (Waiting on You)“.  Their performance on the show, particularly Herring’s onstage antics, became an internet success, and garnered millions of views on Youtube.  “Seasons (Waiting on You)” was eventually named the best song of 2014 by Pitchfork Media,  the Pazz & Jop critics’ poll, and Consequence of Sound. The band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live in May 2014. They made an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland on September 30, 2014