18 February 2008

Spam Filter: Islands are a comin'

For once, Ticketmaster graced our inboxes with a worthwhile announcement: it appears perpetual EF favorites Islands will be returning to Webster Hall on Saturday, May 24th. Tickets are on sale TOMORROW at 5:00 pm - random time, yes? - and you can find them HERE.

If you're stressed because you already have plans that night, fear not. Given that it's a Saturday night at Webster Hall the show should wrap up while it's still light outside.

In other Islands news, their sophomore album Arm's Way is set to drop on Anti- Records on May 20th. If you happened to miss Pitchfork's interview with the artist-formerly-known-as-Nick Diamonds (it's Nick Thorburn now in case you forgot) this past week, definitely check it out.

After the jump, peruse Islands upcoming tour dates and listen to their excellent new song...

18 Feb - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's
19 Feb - Belfast, Ireland @ Speakeasy
20 Feb - Manchester, England @ Night & Day
21 Feb - Bristol, England @ Thekla
23 Feb - Nottingham, England @ Liar's Club @ Stealth
24 Feb - Brighton, England @ Brighton Barfly
25 Feb - Cambridge, England @ Cambridge Barfly
26 Feb - London, England @ Hoxton Bar & Grill
27 Feb - Paris, France @ Point FMR
28 Feb - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
29 Feb - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
01 March - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
02 March - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
03 March - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
09 March - Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theater
10 March - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
11 March - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
12 March - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
13 March - Austin, TX @ Emo's (SXSW Anti-Showcase w/Man Man)
15 March -Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park (SXSW)
17 March - Norman, OK @ Opolis
18 March - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note w/Man Man
19 March - Lawrence, KS @ Off Broadway
20 March - Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's
16 April - Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
26 April - Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
30 April - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's
13 May - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
24 May - New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Listen: "The Arm"

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