Photo of Future Islands by Tom Hines

As a perfect start to February, Future Islands has returned, with new single "Ran" released Tuesday night just before midnight.

It's the first single from the Samuel T. Herring-led outfit's upcoming album The Far Field, the followup to 2014's Singles, which will arrive April 7 on 4AD.

The band spent the past year working on the record, alongside producer John Congleton (Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent) in Los Angeles' Sunset Sound, the same studio previously utilized by the likes of the Beach Boys and Prince.

The album is described as being reflective of elements the group has been exploring for much of the past decade: "that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath — and be stronger for it.”

Listen to "Ran" below, followed by Future Islands' newly announced tour dates.

Future Islands' upcoming shows:
03/21 — Berlin, DE — Columbiahalle
04/16 — Indio, CA — Coachella 
04/22 — Indio, CA — Coachella 
04/27 — Glasgow, UK — Barrowlands
04/28 — Leeds, UK — Leeds University Refectory
04/29 — Liverpool, UK — O2 Academy
04/30 — Brighton, UK — Dome
05/02 — Nottingham, UK — Rock City
05/03 — Bristol, UK — O2 Academy
05/06 — Barcelona, ES — Razzmatazz
05/09 — Paris, FR — Elysee Montmartre
05/25 — Providence, RI — Lupo’s
05/26 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
05/27 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
05/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
05/29 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
05/30 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
06/01 — Asheville, NC — Orange Peel
06/02 — Ponte Vedra, FL — Ponte Vedra Social Hall
06/03 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl
06/05 — St. Louis, MO — Pageant
06/06 — Chicago, IL — Riviera
06/07 — Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theatre
06/09 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room
06/08-11 — Manchester, TN — Bonnaroo 
06/27 — Cologne, DE — Live Music Hall
06/30 — Werchter, BE — Rock Werchter
07/06 — Dublin, IE — Iveagh Gardens
07/28-30 — New York, NY — Panorama Music Festival
08/16-19 — Tabuao, PT — Paredes de Coura Festival
08/17-20 — Brecon Beacons, UK — Green Man Festival

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