Islands are not your average Unicorn. - Oh My Rockness

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Islands are not your average Unicorn.

June 09, 2008
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Montreal's Islands are a seven-piece band founded by ex-Unicorns (who tie the Test Icicles for the title of "shortest lived buzz band ever.") frontman Nick (Diamonds) Thorburn and drummer J'aime Tambeur. However, Islands are EXTREMELY different from the Unicorns. Instead of singing about horses, they now sing about swans. Such sarcasm!

Actually, they sound very similar, and if anything, Islands are even more accessible than the Unicorns eccentric (at times "annoying") pop. Think more emphasis on horns and strings than synths. The same sense of humor is definitely still there, as the profoundly poignant song title, "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" attests.

I've never been a huge Unicorns man, but if you liked them, you'll most likely like Islands. They're a little more straightforward and the sound is a little "bigger," but essentially Islands sounds like a new Unicorns album meets The Beatles when they were fucking around.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE ISLANDS AT THE HENRY FONDA THEATER!


Islands play the Henry Fonda Theater, on Tuesday, June 17th.

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