Islands – “Carpenter”
It’s been five years since we received new music from the early 2000s, Canadian indie rock champions Islands. Nicholas Thorburn and company to release their new album Islomania on June 11 via Royal Mountain Records.
Based on the most recently shared single “Carpenter”, the band hasn’t lost a single step along the way. It’s an impeccably crafted indie pop gem that has an ’80s glamor vibe that shamelessly and charmingly grabs you. Thorburn just knows how to write an unorthodox hook, man.
Enjoy a stream from “Carpenter” below, with a quote from Thorburn on his creation.
“This was one of the first songs I demo at home as a disposable little piece. Unfinished, it sat on a folder on my computer and collected digital dust until I came across it several months later. I had completely forgotten and listening back, I was totally caught off guard. It was like I was singing someone else’s song. I was excited so I proceeded to finish it immediately. Once I put it away, I finally took it to producer Patrick Ford, who helped the band fine-tune the push and pull when it comes to the quiet / noisy sections. Lyrically, it’s like a “woulda coulda shoulda” sliding door imagination. “