As far as we know, Future Islands' name isn't a reference to the time-traveling land mass from "Lost," but latest Thrill Jockey LP "In Evening Air" is full of drama and confusion anyhow. You have to see frontman Samuel T. Herring possessed and in the flesh to get the full effect, though.

As far as we know, Future Islands' name isn't a reference to the time-traveling land mass from "Lost," but latest Thrill Jockey LP "In Evening Air" is full of drama and confusion anyhow. You have to see frontman Samuel T. Herring possessed and in the flesh to get the full effect, though.

Imagine Tom Waits fronting New Order with Dan Deacon whispering twisted fictions in his ear, and you'd come close to envisioning the Baltimore trio in action. They'll bring their exhibitionist extravaganza to The Summit on Thursday with openers Ed Shrader's Music Beat, fellow soldiers in Deacon's totally weird and sometimes wonderful Wham City collective.