Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Music: Islands

So...I totally got no response on the fake MBV story. Inevitable I suppose, but still...how funny would it be if MBV scored the forthcoming sequel to The Fast and the Furious? Anyway....

Let's abruptly change subject to discuss the second pre-release track from Islands' forthcoming Arm's Way LP, "Creeper." The track's programmed drums, twisting lead guitar line, synthesized strings, and metaphorically violent lyrics create an edgier and more aggressive tone than that of Return to the Sea standouts like "Rough Gem" and "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby." Still, the song is a brief, straightforward pop number and not at all a betrayal to the sound of Islands' first record. Arm's Way may be more "progressive" than Sea, according to Islands frontman Nick Thorburn, but if "Creeper" is any indication, we've got a lot to be looking forward to come May.


(Arm's Way LP, due out May 20)

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Apparently no one has a sense of humour anymore.

Joey (reasonableman616) said...

if i had known their sense of humor was gonna sink this low...I never woulda posted it.

Andrew said...

joe you're a jerk

Z-Unit said...

i don't think anyone got fooled by my post either joe

Joey (reasonableman616) said...

I was soooo looking forward to new Coldplay and BOOM!...rickroll

Andrew said...

I didn't know what a rickroll was until two days ago

dan said...

Rickrolls are always funny. Bravo, Zack.