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As 2014 album of the year front-runner Morning Phase (Capitol) refuses to budge from the top 40, Beck has extended his rapturously received current tour by nearly a dozen new dates. The newly announced shows begin July 11, and include a stop in Salt Lake City with the Twilight Concert Series on August 14th before concluding with a sure to be legendary August 15th headline at Red Rocks in Morrison CO.
As anyone who caught jaw-dropping recent turns at Coachella, last month's Austin City Limits TV performance (to air this fall a date TBA in the venerable PBS series' 40th anniversary season) or elsewhere can attest, Beck's upcoming dates are not be missed. A glance at the reviews of this most recent run easily puts them among the most enthusiastic raves of his - or anyone's - career:
"Inside a three-tier-brimming ACL Live at the Moody Theater last night, from the first song to the last... Beck rocked the flock... hypnotized the hall... hard in lyric and voice, but cushioned by singer-songwriter intimacy... crescendoing into a Zeppelin-like stomp... tapped serious delirium from both band and audience" --AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"Like a fisherman casting a lure, Beck on Sunday night offered a lesson in how to draw a tired, coming-down crowd and muster one more burst of adrenaline... In doing so, he presented a convincing argument as being a godfather to this holy Coachella mess, one in which said pop music sub genres could not only live harmoniously but also spawn a new vibe" --LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Stunning... a glorious sampler, as sonorously rich as his brilliant new album" --OC REGISTER
"A classic, spontaneous Beck performance" --ROLLING STONE 50 Best Things We Saw At Coachella 2014
Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It's as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Over the last eight years Baltimore's most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It's vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It's one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated bass lines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam's remarkably distinct, soaring vocal.
Having toured tirelessly since the band's inception in Greenville, NC back in 2006, Future Islands have now played in excess of 800 shows, often touring with their friends, most notably Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Talk Normal. Sam, William and Gerrit all hail from small towns so they've made it their aim on tour to play as many off-the-radar places as possible. It's this dedicated groundwork that sets Future Islands apart from most, they've kept things traditional, converting people on the road, putting the time in, making friends first then fans. With each landmark album, they've been growing, loving, losing and leaving us wanting more.
Returning with their new album Singles, Future Islands have refined their unique sound further still. Having worked with Thrill Jockey and Upset The Rhythm previously, Singles marks the start of their new relationship with legendary label 4AD, a more fitting home is hard to imagine. Chris Coady (known for his enduring work with Beach House, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear) mixed and produced the album, leaving his luminous fingerprint across the album's radiant collection of pulse-grabbers and slow-burners. Packing an ever harder punch, it makes for a deeply resonant listen; an affectionate hand on the shoulder. Singles, the band's fourth full length, is a decidedly polished sounding album, it's glossy like unapologetic pop, silken and lustrous, but check it's pockets for the stockpile of realism.
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