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Where There's a Will, There's a Whalebone: An Interview with Islands

In celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Islands debut album, bandleader Nick Thorburn contemplates what he's getting out of the project and if this might just be the band's last hurrah.

Paul Carr
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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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Islands: Vapours

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

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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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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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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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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.

Dan Raper

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