every now and then a great album comes along and i can say with great poise that future islands "in evening air" is one of these rare and true gems. the album was released last year without much critical acclaim and it went pretty unnoticed in the blogosphere. i think these guys are post punk/new wave pioneers with their unstinting use of synthesizers and drum machines. quite simply put, electro pop with a dark moody edge and very distinctive lyrics.
get the album