Listen to Islands' 'A Sleep & A Forgetting' Here on Exclaim.ca
Published Feb 07, 2012In the years since Islands released Vapours in 2009, frontman Nick Thorburn has put a solo album, plus a record with Mister Heavenly. Now, the prolific songwriter has returned his focus to Islands and, on February 14, will release A Sleep & A Forgetting via Anti-.
Luckily, you won't have to wait until then to hear the band's latest effort, since the entire 11-song collection is streaming over here at our Click Hear section.
Unlike many of Thorburn's buoyant pop works, A Sleep & A Forgetting finds him delving into more personal territory with a piano-based breakup record. The songwriter said in a press release, "This record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming. I started writing it on Valentine's Day and it's coming out on Valentine's Day."
To hear Thorburn's most heartfelt work yet for yourself, go here. And you can order Islands' A Sleep & A Forgetting here.
And as previously reported, Islands will be taking A Sleep & A Forgetting on a North American tour, which kicks off later this month. You can see all the stops here.