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Future Islands return with new single, announce fifth album

Future Islands return with new single, announce fifth album

The wait for new music from Future Islands, one of Baltimore’s most prominent bands, ended late last night with the release of new single “Ran.” It is the synth-pop trio’s first offering from “The Far Field,” their album due April 7 from label 4AD. Listen to it above.

The track — with its lush atmospherics, driving bassline and singer Samuel T. Herring’s unmistakably earnest vocals — will feel familiar to both long-time listeners and newer fans who discovered the band during its breakthrough run in 2014. During that time, the trio — which also features bassist/guitarist William Cashion and keyboardist/programmer Gerrit Welmers — gave a star-turning performance of...

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