Islands New Album: Vapours

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ISLANDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM – VAPOURS
ANTI- TO RELEASE MONTREAL BAND’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM ON SEPTEMBER 22

Islands
After the polymorphous pop band, Islands emerged from the thriving Montreal music scene with their 2006 debut Return to the Sea, Jamie Thompson, one of the group’s founding members, left the group. The album, performed with a cast of characters including members of Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, was a success with its eccentric and mellifluous pop tunes. Islands sophomore effort Arm’s Way, released in 2007 with the absence of Thompson, saw the band concentrating heavily on lushly orchestrated, guitar-driven prog rock. Thompson has recently rejoined Islands to work on Vapors, a record that flits back and forth between moody synthesizers and drum-machine-heavy beats, while remaining firmly rooted in the classic pop sensibilities and multitude of melodic hooks that Islands is known for.

Vapors is produced by Islands’ front man Nick Diamonds and Chris Coady, who has worked with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead and TV on the Radio, among others.

No word yet on any tour plans.