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Future Islands - On The Water FLAC album

Performer: Future Islands
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: On The Water
Country: US
Released: 2011
Style: Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1534 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1345 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1592 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 572

On the Water is the third album by synthpop band Future Islands. The album was released on 11 October 2011 on Thrill Jockey records. The album was recorded in a friend's house in Elizabeth City, North Carolina between March and May 2011. Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner duets on The Great Fire. The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Singles is the fourth studio album by American synthpop band Future Islands, released on March 24, 2014 through 4AD Records. The album's lead single "Seasons (Waiting on You)" was picked as the best track of 2014 by NME, Pitchfork Media and Spin. Singles received acclaim from contemporary music critics.

Released on October 11, 2011, On the Water was Future Islands' 3rd album. Produced by Chester Endersby Gwazda, it was recorded in Elizabeth City, NC’s historic waterfront on the Pasquotank River. The band spent 10 days at the Andrew S. Sanders House, the family house of their college friend Abe Sanders. They wrote the half the album there and then recorded it, from late May to early June 2011. The album opens and closes with field recordings of water sounds. On the album’s title, the band explained: The very first song that was written for the album was On The Water.

Albums The Far Field Singles On The Water In Evening Air Wave Like Home Tracks Calliope Last Christmas (Wham! cover) The Chase Haunted By You Doves (Vince Clarke Remix) Crish (Javelin Remixxx) Follow You (pangea version) Seasons (Waiting On You) A Song for Our Grandfathers A Dream of You and Me Seasons (Waiting on You) Grease Give Us the Wind Balance.

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Future Islands are on the up-and-up. The unapologetic romanticism of last year’s In Evening Air jettisoned the Baltimore cartoon-pop sensibilities of their earlier, uptempo synthpunk, and the newfound seriousness endeared the band to audiences, drew widespread critical acclaim - such as it was, in the independent music world - and propelled them to later festival slots more appropriate to the album’s title. Now, on On the Water, they’ve paced themselves, slowed down the tempos, and left room for ambience, such that the album’s fevered points hit much more poignantly. On the Water breathes with cinematic energy. Don’t bless me/ We don’t want your blessing, Herring howls.

Is On The Water the best album by Future Islands? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. The best album by Future Islands is Singles which is ranked number 1763 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,286. Future Islands album bestography. Higher ranked (4,398th) This album (8,941st) Lower ranked (12,611th) In Evening AirOn The WaterThe Far Field. Members who like this album also like: Singles by Future Islands, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and St. Vincent by St. Vincent. Listen to On The Water on YouTube. On The Water track list.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 On The Water
2 Before The Bridge
3 The Great Fire
Voice – Jenn Wasner
4 Open
5 Where I Found You
Cello – Kate BaruthaMarimba – Dave Jacober
6 Give Us The Wind
7 Close To None
8 Balance
Marimba – Dave Jacober
9 Tybee Island
10 Grease
Cello – Kate BaruthaViolin – Victor Ruch


  • Artwork – Elena Johnston
  • Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Shimmering], Effects [Feedback], Recorded By [Field Recordings] – William Cashion
  • Drums [Live], Percussion [Additional] – Denny Bowen
  • Keyboards, Programmed By, Electric Guitar, Other [Chilliman] – Gerrit Welmers*
  • Mastered By – Sarah Register
  • Producer – Chester Endersby Gwazda
  • Programmed By [Additional], Arranged By [Strings] – Chester Endersby Gwazda
  • Words By, Voice, Recorded By [Field Recordings] – Samuel T. Herring


Recorded March-May 2011 at the Andrew S. Sanders House in Elizabeth City, NC, with additional recording done at Frome's Studio in the Copycat, the Bell Factory, and Chester's House in Baltimore.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7-90377 02852-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
THRILL 285 Future Islands On The Water ‎(CD, Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 285 US 2011
Thrill 285 Future Islands On The Water ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Whi) Thrill Jockey Thrill 285 US 2014
THRILL 285 Future Islands On The Water ‎(LP, Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 285 US 2011
Thrill 285 Future Islands On The Water ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Thrill Jockey Thrill 285 US 2014
Thrill 285 Future Islands On The Water ‎(LP, Ltd, 180) Thrill Jockey Thrill 285 US 2011