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Islands announce new album; hear a track

By ; July 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM 

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Nick Thorburn has and has had many different musical projects over the last decade or so, but Islands is undoubtedly his main focus, as proven today by the announcement of the band’s fifth album. Ski Mask is the LP’s title, and follows up last year’s A Sleep and a Forgetting. Ski Mask is due out on September 17th through Thorburns own Manque label.

“Wave Forms” is the first track available from the album, and seems more jaunty and colourful than the majority of the band’s last outing. You can listen to that below, and we have Ski Mask‘s cover art and track list beneath. Islands have also announced a tour in conjunction with the album release, and you can see the dates at the bottom.

Ski Mask track list:

01. Wave Forms
02. Death Drive
03. Becoming the Gunship
04. Nil
05. Sad Middle
06. Hushed Tones
07. Here Here
08. Shotgun Vision
09. Of Corpse
10. We’ll Do It So You Don’t Have To
11. Winged Beat Drums

Album art:

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Tour dates:

9/18: Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
9/20: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
9/21: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
9/22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
9/24: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
9/25: Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
9/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
9/27: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/8: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/9: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/10: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
10/11: Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
10/12: Madison, WI @ Der Rathskeller
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/16: Washington, DC @ Empty Bottle
10/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/20: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom


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