Back on the blog after a short time of abstraction. There were different things that kept me away from my computer and writing on this blog. For example my mother got 90 years a week ago and we celebrated her birthday last Saturday. Then there was a three games week in Germany's second league where I had to join the games on Sunday around lunch time. And finally I got a bad cold the recent days that kept me staying in bed. After all I think I left these things behind and looking forward to brighter days.
While reading the news that David Letterman is celebrating his 70th birthday I remember the first time Future Islands came to my attention when they appeared on his late-night show. After watching Seasons I asked myself what happened here. There was a singer moving like a beat-up Elvis and singing in a way that doesn't fit to the sound. It seemed like they were falling in a musical pot of new wave and adapting the sound of new romantics. To the surprise - it worked fine and a medical hype was born and their record Singles was rightly one of the best records in 2014.
Now they are back with their new album The Far Field and it is on the same level as the last one. Now with some borrowed sounds by New Order and Flock Of Seagulls. All in all a pop record that will probably accompany me during this summer