• On The Road: Future Islands

    Standing on a grassy knoll in the sunshine, surrounded by trees, day drinkers and taco trucks watching Future Islands play at the Pitchfork day party, was my highlight of SXSW. Fresh off their legendary Letterman performance, the band were in high spirits, burning through a 20-minute set that mixed old favorites like "Walking Through That Door," with a few tracks off their new album Singles. We gave the band a Fujifilm Instax Camera and film to chart their Austin tour and asked them to turn over their pictures for an intimate look at life on the road. Natalie


    Sam's chillin'//Mike's chillin'


    Gerrit, William and Dan//Sam post-show


    Setlist for 4AD showcase, plus all our hands//Gerrit and Sam


    Sam & Hannah//SXSW wristbands


    Bill lent us his bass amp for SXSW//Our manager Ben


    Signing posters//William and Dan's foot


    Mike!//Dan!


    Gerrit!//Dan!


    Post-show//Sam & Corey from Birmingham


    Mike & Sam backstage


    Graceland


    Elvis' plane, the "Lisa Marie"