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Future Islands played two sold out shows this past weekend at Union Transfer in Philadelphia with their friends Wing Dam, of Baltimore and The Operators, led by Dan Boeckner of Wold Parade. The band has gained popularity over the last couple years, especially with the release of their latest album Singles – performing on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The four piece group from North Carolina is led by frontman Sam T. Herring, whose on-stage moves can only be described as a mix between Morrissey circa 1991 and Night Crawler from X-Men. There is such passion in Herring’s voice, taking the audience on a journey back to the events that brought him such heartbreak. Bassist William Cashion, keyboardist Gerrit Welmers, and drummer Erick Murillo back these words with melodies that make it hard to sit still.
I left Sunday night from Union Transfer feeling moved, feeling hopeful. No matter what is going on right now, it will get better – and if you see a friend in need, reach out and give them a hug. We are all connected.
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