by Tiana Feng
islands
Islands are back with some more melodramatic pop tunes in the form of Ski Mask, a new LP to be released on September 17th. This record is really about being angry,” says Thorburn. “For better or worse, this record kind of sums up my experience thus far with being in a band. Like the third act of a movie—just after it seems like all hope is lost, that’s when the big breakthrough moment happens. For Islands, this is us waiting for the breakthrough moment.” He also sums it up as a record packed with everything that defines Islands. Stream the leading track “Wave Forms” below.

Tour Dates
Upcoming tour dates
9/18/2013 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
9/20/2013 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
9/21/2013 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
9/22/2013 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
9/24/2013 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
9/25/2013 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room
9/26/2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
9/27/2013 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/8/2013 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/9/2013 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
10/10/2013 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/11/2013 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
10/12/2013 – Madison, WI – Der Rathskeller
10/13/2013 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/14/2013 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/16/2013 – Washington, DC – Empty Bottle
10/17/2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/20/2013 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom