Show Review: Islands @ The Parish (7/6)

Many people were over at La Zona Rosa last night grooving to Edward Sharpe, and I get the attraction–there are some good tunes there.  But, for me, it came down to choosing the guy from the Unicorns, not the guy from IMA ROBOT (Edward).  On top of that, I have to admit that its hard to dislike anything Islands do.  Follow the jump for the full review and fancy photos.

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Islands @ Mohawk (10/27)

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Date Tuesday, October 27th
Location Mohawk
Doors 800 PM
Tickets $12 @ the door

While the jury is still out on just how good Vapours is, we still look forward to an always energetic show from Islands. Touring behind their new album, they will also be bringing along Jemina Pearl to back the group up.  Tickets are fairly cheap, so you can’t really not attend this show can you?  Sure, there are loads of good ones this week, but the way Nic plays onstage is enough to get us out there. And who knows, maybe he’ll throw us a bone and give us “The Sound.”

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Islands-Vapours.mp3]

Download: Islands – Vapours [MP3]

New Tunes from Islands

nicdiEarlier this summer we brought you “No You Don’t,” one of the new tunes from the upcoming Islands record.  Now we’re pleased to let you get a listen to “Vapours.”  It’s a lot more stripped down, at least in comparison to the Arm’s Way, which allows Nic’s genius to shine on through. Give it a whirl before the album comes out in September.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Islands-Vapours.mp3]

Download: Islands – Vapours [MP3]

New Tunes from Islands

islandsWe’ve been closely following news that Islands will be releasing Vapours this September on Anti Records. Anything Nic Thorburn lays his hands upon turns up to be genius in our books, be it this band or Human Highway or the much missed Unicorns. This new track is a different approach to songwriting for him, with the empty space left open for his voice to soar.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/islands-no-you-dont.mp3]

Download: Islands – No You Don’t