Canadian indie vets Islands are back with Islomania, which is their first album in five years and will be out June 11 via Royal Mountain Records.
It's a little surprising there's a new Islands album at all, as main man Nick Thorburn decided to quietly put the group into retirement after celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album in 2016. But after pursuing other interests in film and scoring, Thorburn began writing songs again. “At the time I still wasn’t sure what this new music was going to be, or if coming back to Islands even made any sense,” says Thorburn. “But once we started playing, it quickly became clear this would be the next Islands album.” Stockpiling over 50 songs, Nick teamed with producer Chris Coady (who produced 2009's Vapours) to make this album.