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 Post subject: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Tue Jul 9, 2013 4:35 am 
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Islands are following up last year's A Sleep & a Forgetting with a new full-length. It's called Ski Mask, it features the awesomely disturbing artwork above, and it's due this September via Nick Thorburn's label Manqué. The band have also shared the first single from the album, "Wave Forms".

Here's what Thorburn said about the album in a press release:
“This record is really about being angry. For better or worse, this record kind of sums up my experience thus far with being in a band. I feel like we’re kind of at a crossroads and this record is kind of me just declaring forfeiture in some ways. 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.”
“This record is kind of a culmination of all the different things we’ve done over the years. It’s basically a melting pot of all those sounds. So much of this record is about identity—specifically, the quest for finding out your own identity. ... All of these feelings and ideas that have been bubbling up over the course of four previous albums finally came to the surface on this one. This record is like a summation of Islands, everything we’ve ever done distilled into one record. It’s basically an essential introduction to Islands—it’s everything we’ve ever been about.”

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


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Another album another absence of I'm Not Crazy. OH well, still glad a new rekid is coming out.


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:41 am 
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Yeah, it will only remain a great live song... Happy to see Sad Middle on the tracklist though, for what will probably be the last Islands album (and the ugliest cover).


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:36 pm 
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These are new...
http://www.youtube.com/user/islandstheband
https://soundcloud.com/islandsareforever


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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I wonder what is the line-up and who appears on the country picture...


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:20 am 
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The picture I have no guess as to who the girls are but left just looks like Nick and Right looks like Ryan Kattner (mister heavenly)

Also there's this now... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BPknNdRCEAANadG.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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Link to Video


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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It's floating around...and it's weird and good.


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Lou Weed wrote:
It's floating around...and it's weird and good.
It's different in a different way is how I've been putting it. Really digging it.

Also looks like Nick put preorders up today as a result of the leak: http://islands.11spot.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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I will preorder the album, but I don't have the equipment to read the two bonus tracks on a 7'. Hoping a digital version of them.
Really like Nil, Sad Middle (as expected by the live version) and the two last ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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Link to Video

fun fact : Nick already played it with Mister Heavenly.


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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Any update about the two non albun tracks ? I would bet it will be Come Into My Room and I'm Not Crazy !


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:14 am 
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This album is really good. I like the faster pace of it


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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I really can't wait the two unreleased tracks.
Does someone go to Amoeba showcase to pick up the 7" ?


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 Post subject: Re: Ski Mask
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'No Search Party' and 'Aloe Hills Are Blooming'


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