Articles tagged islands

Islands: Should I Remain Here at Sea / Taste

Islands’ latest two records are a liberated, iconoclastic take on a dual set of genres. Some of Nick Thorburn's clearest and most relaxed work, the albums serve as an extended meditation on the idea that music is simply a matter of taste.

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17 Aug 2011 // 12:30 PM

Mister Heavenly: Out of Love

Sub-Pop doo-wop for an indie-rock sock hop from the Unicorns' Nick Thorburn and Man Man’s piano-puncher Ryan "Honus Honus" Kattner.

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Continuing a long tradition of women getting their big break in music videos (Alicia Silverstone, Tawny Kitaen, etc), Michael Cera, a hot up-and-coming actor making

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21 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Islands: Vapours

Islands dials back the excess just like you like it, you damn hipster rube.

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25 Aug 2009 // 9:01 AM

Islands Vapours (Anti-) Releasing: 22 September The Montreal indie band returns this fall with their third full-length album. Jamie Thompson rejoins former bandmate Nick Diamonds on

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7 Jun 2009 // 10:00 PM

Busdriver: Jhelli Beam

The latest from Regan Farquhar would be a train wreck in the hands of a lesser man. Instead, fans are treated to another dose of verbal head-trip conscious rap with a side of phat.

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18 Jun 2008 // 2:00 AM

Islands

Former Unicorn and Islands bandleader Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn has unearthed a Byzantine treasure chest from a subterranean pop goldmine, full of weird death-dreams and bloody sagas...

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22 May 2008 // 11:01 PM

Islands: Arm’s Way

Nick Thorburn and company deliver an album so lavish and over the top, that you have to marvel at the fact that they actually almost pull it off.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Islands: Return to the Sea

As long as Islands keep treating us to these complex, appealing songs, we'll continue to respond more than positively.

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Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

// Moving Pixels

"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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