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Baltimore Breakouts: Checking In With Future Islands

Photo by Tim Saccenti

In early March, the Baltimore band Future Islands made their late-night TV debut on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” They had been together for eight years, and though they were critically acclaimed, had not broken through with the mainstream public. On Letterman, Samuel T. Herring, the lead singer, put on an intense, wildly dramatic performance that left even the unflappable host speechless. The next day, they were a viral sensation.  For More

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