I was about to write something about being “swung around in wild abandon in the light of the flames given off by ‘Give Us The Wind’”, but that sort of statement is entirely too earnest and revealing of my true corny character. So instead, appearing cool and unmoving, I’ll say:
“Give Us The Wind” is the sort of tune I’d drive home from a great date with, learning lessons of wisdom and answers to temper any spirits threatening to escape from an undulating body. Before celebrating in one’s own magnificent attractibility, and ability to make up passable vocabulary, Future Islands reminds us that the slow life, the one so often forced upon the unwilling, is the one most rewarding and fulfilling.
You can grab the mp3 for “Give Us The Wind” courtesy of the great Swedish blog, Klubbace.se <<<there.
(On The Water is available 10/11/11 from Thrill Jockey Records)