Belying its motionless name, Islands is prepping to get around this spring. The Canadian indie pop outfit will celebrate the release of its fourth LP, A Sleep And A Forgetting (Anti-), on February 14 by cramming 27 intimate concerts into 30 frantic days around the U.S. and its hyperborean homeland.
 
A Sleep And A Forgetting will mark the first album from Islands since the 2009 release of Vapours (though vocalist Nicholas Thorburn has since been spotted playing around with Joe Plummer and Man Man‘s Honus Honus as the destruction-prone supergroup Mister Heavenly). According to Thorburn the new album will eschew Islands’ typically breezy synth pop pep for a more solemn tone. “This album is far more personal than any I’ve made before,” Thorburn said in a press release. “The record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming.”
 
While browsing tour dates below, remember why you love Islands with this trippy video for “Vapours,” which deals with multicolored mounds of cheese, coordinated white suits and tiny cheerleaders.
 

Tour Dates For Islands:
02/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
02/17 – Austin, TX – St. David’s Episcopal Church
02/18 – Dallas, TX – Sons Of Herman Hall
02/20 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
02/21 – Chapel Hill, NC – TBA
02/22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
02/23 – Baltimore, MD – TBA
02/24 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Chapel (Two shows)
02/25 – New York, NY – TBA
02/26 – Hamden, CT – The Space
02/27 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Du Mile End
02/28 – Toronto, ON – Music Gallery (Two shows)
02/29 – Pontiac, MI – Magnetic Recording
03/01 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03/02 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
03/03 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
03/05 – Edmonton, AB – The Haven Social Club
03/06 – Calgary, AB – The Ironwood
03/08 – Vancouver, BC – Rio Theatre
03/10 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
03/11 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/13 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah (Two shows)
03/14 – San Diego, CA – TBA