Posted in music | tour dates on April 29, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Nick Thorburn - gone bananas (rough mix)

Islands TV?.... (via)
Nick Diamonds

Islands, (one of) the post-Unicorns projects of Nick Thorburn/Diamonds, has been almost totally quiet since the band canceled their European tour at the beginning of 2010. They are signed on to the tentative, possibly doomed Mountain Man Festival in Saratoga Springs on July 24th, and Nick has been busy on Twitter, which is where the above picture is from. Its caption reads: "here's a promo for my NBC dramedy airing this summer at 8/7 central. Make sure you tune in!" In January Islands released a new video featuring Michael Cera. The song was from their Anti-released album that came out in September. Their last NYC show was part of that supporting tour at Bowery Ballroom in the beginning of November.

Consider the band one step closer to active duty - they have a confirmed show at Music Hall of Williamsburg scheduled for Sunday, June 27th. It's part of the second annual Northside Festival. The four-day Fest is in the process of being announced, but we now know all four Music Hall shows:

6/24 - Thao Nguyen & Mirah
6/25 - Woodsist
6/26 - BrooklynVegan (us!)
6/27 - Islands (this post)
Tickets to three of those shows go on sale Friday at noon. All four were supposed to go on sale Friday, but our show didn't make it through Ticketmaster's system on time so the on sale has been moved to Saturday.

Nick posted a free song called "Gone Bananas" on his website with a note, which is pasted below with another solo song and other videos...

Gone Bananas...

"I recently completed this song, "Gone Bananas" for my upcoming solo record, entitled I am an Attic, which I plan to release in some way, shape, or form, fairly soon. For now, you can stream Gone Bananas here, or go here to download the song and keep it safe on your personal computer device. But most of all, enjoy." - Nick
Download it at the top of this post. And here's another:

Nick "Diamonds" Thorburn- Used To Be Funny
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Comments (4)

whoa. great blip about VW. amen.

however, i really do despise nick and his music. he is such a snide asshole. unfunny in the john mayer sort of way. the john mayer of indie rock if you will.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 6:44 PM

i think islands are really underrated. the first two albums were awesome. haven't heard the third one though (pretty dumb on my part b/c i loved the first two).. need to get on that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 6:56 PM

don't forget titus andronicus' northside show.

06-26 Brooklyn, NY - Barge Park (Northside Festival)

http://pitchfork.com/news/38644-titus-andronicus-extend-tour/

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 7:16 PM

the newer islands cd was awful
return to the sea was one of the best albums of the decade. arms way was pretty good too

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 8:09 PM

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