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[Watch] Islands - "Hallways" (Official Video)

In the video for Islands' upbeat, piano-driven track "Hallways," frontman Nick Thorburn finds himself as the lead singer for a group of marionette claymatian skeletons, all of whom have an incredible talent for playing instruments. As the song continues, Thorburn finds himself getting more and more into the bizarre situation, eventually turning into, well, watch the video and find out for yourself.

Islands' latest LP A Sleep & A Forgetting is available now via ANTI-.

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[Listen] Islands - 'A Sleep & A Forgetting' (Full Album Stream)

Since the announcement of their fourth studio album A Sleep & A Forgetting last October, Montreal indie rock outfit Islands have been slowly trickling out new samples to tease fans. Nick Thorburn and co. gave us "This Is Not A Song" in December, and last month they let loose "Hallways." Now, the band has made the entirety of A Sleep & A Forgetting available to stream via the ANTI- SoundCloud. Give the album a listen below.

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[Listen] Islands - "Hallways"

With a firm release date of February 14th for their fourth studio album A Sleep & A Forgetting, as well as a Spring tour in support of the upcoming release, Montreal indie rock outfit Islands are set for a busy year. We've already heard the first song from the album, the oddly-titled "This Is Not A Song," and today, Nick Thorburn and co. have let loose another track from the upcoming studio effort, titled "Hallways." While "This Is Not A Song" was a rather sombre and low key song, "Hallways" is the complete opposite, offering an upbeat and excited sound, so give it a listen below.

A Sleep & A Forgetting is out on February 14th via ANTI-.

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[News] Islands Schedule Spring Tour Dates

Montreal indie rockers Islands will be releasing their fourth studio album A Sleep & A Forgetting on February 14th, and, to support the release, the band will be hitting the road for a month long tour. Starting in Los Angeles on the day of the album's release, the band will be touring all across North America for a total of 24 cities in exactly one month. This includes major stops such as New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Diego. Check out all of the tour dates and locations after the jump, as well, you can listen to the first single from the album, titled "This Is Not A Song," below.

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Islands 2012 Tour Dates:
02/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
02/17 – Austin, TX @ St. David’s Episcopal Church
02/18 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall
02/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
02/21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ TBA
02/22 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/23 – Baltimore, MD @ TBA
02/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
02/25 – New York, NY @ TBA
02/26 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
02/27 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
02/28 – Toronto, ON @ Music Gallery
02/29 – Pontiac, MI @ Majestic Recording
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
03/05 – Edmonton, AB @ The Haven
03/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
03/11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
03/14 – San Diego, CA @ TBA

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[Listen] Islands - "This Is Not A Song"

Today, courtesy of Pitchfork, we have our very first listen of the upcoming fourth studio album from Montreal indie rock band Islands. The album, titled A Sleep & A Forgetting, is set for release on February 14th via ANTI-, and now, you can listen to "This Is Not A Song," which, for all those skeptics out there, is in fact a song. You can listen to the slow, yet somewhat energetic, track below.

As well, you can take a look at the album's track listing after the jump.

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A Sleep & A Forgetting Tracklist:
01. In A Dream It Seemed Real
02. This Is Not A Song
03. Never Go Solo
04. No Crying
05. Hallways
06. Can’t Feel My Face
07. Lonely Love
08. Oh Maria
09. Cold Again
10. Don’t I Love You
11. Same Thing

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[News] Islands Reveal 'A Sleep & A Forgetting' Details

After breaking off from Islands for a short period of time to work on side project Mister Heavenly, Nick Thorburn has returned to the Montreal-based indie rock band to join the rest of the band and record their fourth studio album. The follow-up to 2009s Vapours, which is titled A Sleep & A Forgetting, is set for release on February 14th via ANTI-.

After the jump, you can check out the track listing for the album.

A Sleep & A Forgetting Track Listing:

01 “In A Dream It Seemed Real”

02 “This Is Not A Song”

03 “Never Go Solo”

04 “No Crying”

05 “Hallways”

06 “Can’t Feel My Face”

07 “Lonely Love”

08 “Oh Maria”

09 “Cold Again”

10 “Don’t I Love You”

11 “Same Thing”