Islands Ticket Giveaway, new album Vapours in stores now!


Nick Diamonds’ polymorphous pop band, Islands, is back with their third studio album, Vapours. The 2006 debut, Return to the Sea, found eccentric and mellifluous pop tunes performed with a cast of characters from Montreal’s thriving music scene (including members of Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade), helmed by Nick Diamonds and Jamie Thompson. Thompson departed amicably from the group shortly after the album was released, and 2007’s Arm’s Way found the band turning in a new direction towards lushly orchestrated, guitar-driven prog-rock. Thompson has returned to the band for Vapours, a record that flits back and forth between moody synthesizers and drum-machine-heavy beats, while remaining firmly rooted in the classic pop sensibilities and multitude of melodic hooks that Islands is known for.

Not only are we giving away a copy of Vapours, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to see Islands live in concert to any of the dates below! All you have to do is email us your name AND which show you want to go to and we’ll email you back if you win!

(Note: By entering the contest, you agree to share your email address with Anti- Records for their email list where they’ll inform you of the latest on Islands and other quality bands and artists) For more on Islands, go to

Download the song “No You Don’t” here (right click, save as) or stream it below:


Oct 6 2009 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Oct 7 2009 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 9 2009 Roseland Ballroom New York, New York
Oct 10 2009 House of Blues Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 12 2009 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Oct 13 2009 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, Michigan
Oct 15 2009 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois
Oct 18 2009 Badlander Missoula, Montana
Oct 19 2009 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
Oct 20 2009 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 21 2009 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
Oct 22 2009 UC Davis (Oddfellows Lodge) Davis, California
Oct 23 2009 UC Berkley (Lower Sproul Plaza) Berkley, California
Oct 23 2009 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Oct 24 2009 Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Oct 25 2009 Rhythm Room Pheonix, Arizona
Oct 27 2009 Mohawk Austin, Texas
Oct 28 2009 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas
Oct 29 2009 Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 30 2009 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 31 2009 Lenny’s Bar Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 1 2009 Duke Coffee House Durham, North Carolina
Nov 2 2009 G-Spot Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 3 2009 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 4 2009 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nov 5 2009 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 6 2009 Théâtre Plaza Montreal, Quebec
Nov 7 2009 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario

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