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The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

"Indie rock" is a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.

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Future Islands - "Doves (Vince Clarke Remix)" (audio)

Check out a new remix from Future Island's recent album, Singles, by Erasure member Vince Clarke.

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Future Islands: Singles

The layperson finally arrived to Future Islands, the question was: What would they find here on the beach of the band's new fame?

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SXSW's Little Sister: Savannah Stopover Music Festival

As far as festivals go SXSW is a lot like the high school cheerleader. Everyone either wants her or wants to be her. If this be true, then the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is her little sister. Younger, more modest, and increasingly harder to overlook.

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Thrill Jockey's 20th Anniversary in Baltimore

The essential Chicago label throws itself a birthday bash in Baltimore, with a little help from Future Islands, Tortoise, Matmos, and others.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.

Corey Beasley
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Future Islands + Javelin + Ed Schrader's Music Beat: 25 October 2011 - Washington, D.C.

Baltimore's Future Islands -- one of the greatest live bands around -- triumphantly kick off their fall tour with a barnburning set at DC's Black Cat.

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Future Islands: On the Water

One of the most captivating bands in recent memory, Future Islands have scaled back their bombast to create a seriously melancholy -- and quietly brilliant -- album.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Future Islands Kicks Off European Tour and Chats with PopMatters

Baltimore's Future Islands are embarking on their third European tour. They sat down to talk with PopMatters before their show in Dresden, Germany.

Jennifer Brown
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Okkervil River + Titus Andronicus + Future Islands: 8 June 2011 - Boston

At first listen, the melancholy “post-wave” of Future Islands, the aggressive thrashing of Titus Andronicus and the pop-bombast of Okkervil River could not be more contrasting.

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Future Islands: Undressed

This acoustic EP highlights Future Islands' compositional chops, proving why they're one of the most exciting bands to come around in years.

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