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Back to the Future Islands: Back in May, Baltimore-based synth-pop outfit Future Islands announced an ambitious and optimistic 59 date world tour, that sees them make a stop in L.A. at the Greek Theatre.

But then, “ambitious and optimistic” is a fairly decent description of the band’s music too, so it all makes sense. Their most recent album is 2020’s As Long as You Are, and a press release reads: “As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and ‘letting go,’ allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. These 11 new songs of post wave synth-pop are as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career. The album features acclaimed singles ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Thrill,’ ‘For Sure’ and ‘Born In A War.’

They’ll likely play a lot of that this week at the Greek. Hinds also play.

Back to the Future Islands: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1 at the Greek Theatre.

LA Weekly