Future Islands + Omar Souleyman + Operators + Mas Ysa
Thu Aug 7
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jul 3 2014
This past March, Future Islands ascended from best-kept-secret status to near-viral ubiquitousness with a stunning Letterman performance of new single "Seasons." Fortunately, the eccentric Baltimore synth-pop crew—whose athletic, disarmingy emotive vocalist, Samuel T. Herring, is one of the most transfixing performers on the planet—was well prepared for its close-up: Singles, the band's latest LP and 4AD debut, is a front-to-back delight. It doesn't surprise us in the slightest that no (free) tickets remain for this Vans Hous Parties gig, also featuring unlikely sensation Omar Souleyman, whose manic electronic take on the dabke style is designed for frenzied dancing at Syrian weddings but works just fine as a hipster-bacchanal soundtrack.