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Future Islands: "Flicker and Flutter"

Future Islands: "Flicker and Flutter"

Release Date:2010

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By Michael Byrne | Posted 2/24/2010

Off a stopgap remix EP leading up to Future Islands' much-anticipated sophomore record and Thrill Jockey debut ("Thrill Jockey debut" being a rather popular phrase in Baltimore these days). The original was a favorite from debut full-length Wave Like Home, with Sam Herring showing off his powerful vocal finery in top form. Remixer Javelin throws the original in a lo-fi well, adds a kinda retro, fun beat up top, and re-imagines the original's melody in echoed-out organ and bells. It'll do for now, but the new record can't come soon enough.

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