Future Islands – Before The Bridge

November 3, 2011

The best way I can describe “Before The Bridge”: new wave meets 80’s goth rock meets Bela Legosi-as-Dracula crooning to you. And it’s kind of a wonderful thing. The video fits the song perfectly, with dreamlike imagery and ghostly dancing (unfortunately, no fangs or flared collars make an appearance). You really feel for the singer as he wails “do you believe in love?”

The Baltimore band just released their second album, On The Water, and are on a nationwide tour now – the closest they’ll come to DC is playing Baltimore on December 3rd, so if you’re willing to make the trek up 95, give it a shot.