Check Out: Islands – “This Is Not A Song”

    Someone folks will undoubtedly be fooled by the title, but we can confirm that Montreal avant-pop band Islands‘ “This Is Not A Song” is, in fact, a song. The first single from their upcoming fourth album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, the track is a slow, somber dose of minimalism, with creative head honcho Nick Thorburn’s voice emoting with a sensual energy in some parts and practically melting to pieces in others. Call it what you will, but the cut has heaps of gravity despite its utter sparseness. Take a listen below (via Pitchfork).

    Islands – “This Is Not A Song”

    A Sleep & A Forgetting is due out on February 14th via ANTI-. Check out the tracklist below.

    A Sleep & A Forgetting Tracklist:
    01. In A Dream It Seemed Real
    02. This Is Not A Song
    03. Never Go Solo
    04. No Crying
    05. Hallways
    06. Can’t Feel My Face
    07. Lonely Love
    08. Oh Maria
    09. Cold Again
    10. Don’t I Love You
    11. Same Thing