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“With Ski Mask, Islands’ fifth album, Thorburn continues to anchor his sound in witty banter and explosive harmonies… the record is an undeniably fun listen.” - Paste
"While the overall product is in line with the gentle, often hushed pub rock of A Sleep, the infusion of tropical elements (the rattle of the xylophone, the glitchy synth akin to horns) draw back to more rollicking bits of Vapours and Arm’s Way." - Consequence of Sound
Nick Thorburn—along with current bandmates Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, Adam Halferty — are set to hit the road this spring with today’s announcement of a full Canadian tour kicking off on March 10th. In support of last fall’s release, Ski Mask, Islands will hit both coasts for a series of shows in cities including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. A few US dates are in the mix as well, including shows in Portland, Maine, Grand Rapids, and Fargo.
Released last September, Ski Mask is Thorburn at his “predictably unpredictable” best. A record that is equal parts beauty and venom, Ski Mask percolates with the kind of polymorphous pop and hooky, left-of-center rock songs that have long been the band’s stock and trade.
Check out the band’s Guitar Center podcast for "Wave Forms" http://youtu.be/96pV4Aef3Xk
March 10 – Halifax, NS – Hell’s Kitchen
March 11 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
March 12 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
March 13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
March 14 – Guelph, ON – Ebar
March 15 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
March 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewery, Co.
March 17 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
March 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
March 20 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
March 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
March 22 – Regina, SK – Cultural Exchange
March 23 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
March 25 – Calgary, AB – Republik
March 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite
March 29 – Rossland, BC – Rafters @ Red Mountain
March 31 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
April 1 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar