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On the Water


Download links and information about On the Water by Future Islands. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:48 minutes.

Artist: Future Islands
Release date: 2011
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Indie Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:48
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No. Title Length
1. On the Water 4:51
2. Before the Bridge 3:58
3. The Great Fire 3:15
4. Open 1:28
5. Where I Found You 5:44
6. Give Us the Wind 4:05
7. Close to None 6:19
8. Balance 4:06
9. Tybee Island 3:16
10. Grease 5:28
11. Crish (Javelin Remixxx) [Bonus Track] 3:18



This Baltimore trio is as capable of ratcheting up the noise quotient as it is easing into delicate, intimate moments, and On the Water (recorded at the ocean’s edge in North Carolina) springs from the band’s gentler side. It’s a beautiful collection of songs that start and end with sounds of water and wind; in between, Sam Herring’s emotional outpourings are more heartwrenching than ever. Serving a large dose of misery spiked with a dash of hope, it may be best summed up by an interview quote from Herring: “I want you to cry.” Well, then. Mission accomplished, for many of us, anyway. Herring’s restrained histrionics are just this side of overwrought, and the topic at hand is, no surprise, loss and longing. Hints of vintage Cure and New Order color the simple keyboard and bass lines, while Herring’s gnarled voice reaches like a withering tree branch, grasping at fading sunlight. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner lends her voice to the unearthly beauty “The Great Fire,” and powerhouse drummer Denny Bowen of Double Dagger appears throughout. Tragic never sounded so good.