Formed by two former members of The Unicorns in 2004, Islands is a rock
band from Montreal that makes upbeat indie tunes with art rock qualities. With
guest appearances including members of Arcade Fire and Wolf Parades, the band's
2005 debut album Return to the Sea earned immediate acclaim for its
sprawling sound. For the 2009 record, Vapours, Islands front man Nick
Thorburn dismantled the band on the previous effort Arm's Way in order
to capture a fresh sound. The experiment proved successful, as Vapours is
perhaps the most renowned of Islands' records with Thorburn's flamboyant vocal
range on display over a soundscape of synthesizers and electronic drums.
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