Future Islands (Photo by Justin Flythe)
Baltimore new wavers Future Islands release As Long As You Are, the band’s sixth studio album, this week via 4AD. That same day, Future Islands livestreams a special concert performance, titled “A Stream of You and Me” via Noon Chorus on Friday, Oct. 9.
Cartoonist and puppeteer Wayne White and his son Woodrow White animated the video for the band’s latest single, “Born in a War.”
“We first met with Wayne White back in 2014 to discuss collaborating on a music video,” Future Islands said. “We’ve been wanting to work with him since then. We’re stoked that we were finally able to work together on the video for ‘Born in a War’. We love the puppets he created and his unique interpretation of the song.”
Watch the official music video for “Born in a War” by Future Islands on YouTube:
Future Islands have been road warriors for over a decade, touring extensively every year without fail and earning widespread praise for their incendiary live performances. 2020 is the first year the band will not hit the road since 2008. Instead, for their 1,235th live show, the group will move online for a one-off global livestream event on 9 October. “A Stream of You and Me” will be filmed in Maryland and feature a bespoke one-off light show created by light artist Pierre Claude (The Strokes, Phoenix, Gesaffelstein). The broadcast will be directed by Michael Garber (Phoenix, Bon Iver, Kamasi Washington).
A Stream of You and Me
Friday, Oct. 9
Show @ 10pm ET