FUTURE ISLANDS + MIDNIGHT SISTER @ THE ROXY

April 15th, 2017 | Photos

Future_Islands-13 Photos by Adam Maresca

Before heading to the first weekend of Coachella, Future Islands played an incredibly intimate (and sweaty) show at The Roxy this past Thursday night. Opening for them was Midnight Sister, an LA based group with a Kabuki theater inspired lead singer.

It was the charismatic Sam Herring’s birthday, which resulted in 500 people singing “Happy Birthday” to the vocalist who shared sweat with those in the front. The group went on to play hits from their earliest albums all the way up to their most recent release The Far Field.

“Cave”

In parting ways
And parting hearts
A dress of leaves blows to the winds
Take these sacrificial remnants—untended
Bashed to dust
And trust distressed
Red cheeks—caved in

I don’t believe anymore
Don’t believe anymore
Cuz all we know, is gone and cold
I don’t believe anymore
Don’t grieve anymore
Cuz all I hold, is all I own

Is this a desperate wish for dying?
Or a wish that dying cease?
The fear that keeps me going and going and going
Is the same fear that brings me to my knees

I don’t believe anymore
Don’t believe anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold
I don’t believe anymore
I won’t grieve anymore
Cuz all we are, is bled and gone

I am the air, the after
Always in the clouds
Searching for some answer
Parted now, I am the shore—repeated
Becoming air
I’m finally free

I don’t believe anymore
Don’t believe anymore
What I can’t see, can’t hold to me
I don’t believe anymore
I won’t grieve anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold

I don’t believe anymore
Don’t believe anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold
I don’t believe anymore
Don’t believe anymore
I won’t grieve anymore
Won’t grieve anymore
For you

Setlist:
Grease
Aladdin
Beauty of the Road
Walking Through That Door
Ran
Time on Her Side
Balance
Cave
Through the Roses
Light House
Doves
North Star
Give Us the Wind
Tomorrow
Seasons (Waiting on You)
Long Flight
Tin Man
Spirit

Encore:
Black Rose
Inch of Dust
Vireo’s Eye
Little Dreamer