Future Islands Recap

Future Islands makes Austin City Limits debut to eager crowd


Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth
Future Islands at ACL Live in Austin
Photo by Chad Wadsworth

Rolling into town for the third time this year, indie darlings Future Islands took to the Austin City Limits stage on Thursday night for their debut taping of the PBS show. Lifelong friends with North Carolina roots, the band plied their southern charms on a studio audience ready to dance along with the band’s wildly entertaining and charming front man, Samuel T. Herring.

The group generated considerable buzz earlier this year with a performance of their single “Seasons” on Late Show with David Letterman, but as Herring likes to remind his audience, the band has been around a long time.

With four studio albums under their belt, Thursday night's performance dug deep into the band's archive to satisfy both loyalists and fans of their latest album, Singles.

 

Future Islands perform during their first Austin City Limits television show taping.

This was the band's third performance in Austin this year.

Future Islands perform during their first Austin City Limits television show taping.

The band grew up together in South Carolina.

Austin City Limits has aired on PBS for 40 years.

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