Ah, the delicious smoothness of a new Islands song. Well, actually not so smooth in this case. Unlike the pop shell that wrapped up Return to the Sea, this tune is more like eating something good for your musical development. It’s challenging, but still well orchestrated and melodic. Arm’s Way comes out this spring, with a tour to support.
MP3: Islands – The Arm
If this song’s first minute were stretched into ten, it could be an odd Ennio Morricone song. I’m not sure exactly what that means for the new record. The point is that it’s different, but in a good way.
Here’s another new one for you to enjoy. It’s called “Paradise City,” but don’t get your GnR hopes up — it’s not a cover.
Islands – “Paradise City”
Also, Current TV has a sweet video up of My Morning Jacket playing with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. It’s made up of dozens and dozens of fan footage taken at the fest. Check it out: All Eyes on My Morning Jacket.