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.
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.
Herring and Future Islands succeed on their latest release - On the Water, out Oct. 11 - which trades (most of) the band's dance-floor catharsis for heart-tugging slow-burners. If you're worried that the loss of beats per minute hinders what has made the band memorable live and in the recording studio, don't fret. The group has the ability to make affecting music by using less - for an example, see the title track, which opens the record. Billed as a concept album about "two parallel journeys - one physical and one psychological," the album has an ebb and flow, much like the ocean near which it was recorded in North Carolina. Yet On The Water doesn't have a straight narrative throughout. Herring leaves enough clues for listeners to get an idea of what has happened to the narrator, but enough space to insert a bit of themselves into the song.
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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. This album At A Glance. On The Water by Future Islands (2011) Release date: 2011-10-11 Overall rank: 8,941st. Accolades: Top albums of 2011 (223rd). Top albums of the 2010s (1,555th). Best albums of all time (8,941st).
Album · 2017 · 12 Songs. Bolstered by a notoriously great Letterman performance, Future Islands’ 2014 effort Singles was a breakthrough for the synth-pop romantics. The Far Field dives further into their sound, combining the expressiveness of soul with the leanness of post-punk and New Wave, underlined by immediate songwriting and the strong, vulnerable voice of Samuel T. Herring. I don’t believe anymore/I won’t grieve anymore, he croons on the standout Cave. ’Cause what was gold/Is gone and cold. The Far Field Future Islands.
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|A1||On The Water|
|A2||Before The Bridge|
|A3||The Great Fire
Voice – Jenn Wasner
|A5||Where I Found You
Cello – Kate BaruthaMarimba – Dave Jacober
|B1||Give Us The Wind|
|B2||Close To None|
Marimba – Dave Jacober
Cello – Kate BaruthaViolin – Victor Ruch
- Artwork By – Elena Johnston
- Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Shimmering Guitars], Noises [Feedback], Noises [Field Recordings] – William Cashion
- Drums [Live Drums], Percussion [Additional Percussion] – Denny Bowen
- Keyboards, Programmed By [Programmin], Electric Guitar, Other [Chilliman] – Gerrit Welmers*
- Mastered By – Sarah Register
- Producer – Chester Endersby Gwazda
- Programmed By [Additional Programming], Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Chester Endersby Gwazda
- Words By, Voice [Voices], Noises [Field Recordings] – Samuel T. Herring
NotesRecorded 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.
Limited 180 gram Edition
|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, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu)||Thrill Jockey||Thrill 285||US||2014|