Editors’ Notes Future Islands’ take on synth-stained New Wave becomes a deeply spiritual exercise in the hands of frontman Samuel T. Herring, whose effortlessly soaring tenor laces the band’s music with an unrestrained performative gusto. The New Order-esque bass surges on "Before the Bridge" amplify Herring’s ruminations on the fragility of love, while Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner turns the crystalline "The Great Fire" into a wounded power duet. As the fleet beats of “Balance” demonstrate, though, sometimes the best cure for heartbreak is simply dancing the night away.

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On the Water
1
4:51
 
Before the Bridge
2
3:58
 
The Great Fire
3
3:15
 
Open
4
1:28
 
Where I Found You
5
5:44
 
Give Us the Wind
6
4:05
 
Close to None
7
6:19
 
Balance
8
4:06
 
Tybee Island
9
3:16
 
Grease
10
5:28
 
Crish (Javelin Remixxx) [Bonus Track]
11
3:18
 

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