Future Islands
  • Tim Saccenti
  • Future Islands
Another week, another jam-packed Mercury music section that'll barely fit within the confines of your computer screen. Let's dive in.

Future Islands got a lot of attention when they went on Letterman, but the Baltimore romancers have been working their way up the ladder for some time.

Speaking of romancers, Bryan Ferry needs no introduction. Robert Ham speaks to the man himself.

Lydia Loveless' fiery, confessional new record is getting lots of attention.

Plus the return of our new All-Ages Action! column, featuring the best all-ages show of the week—no ID required.

College radio station KPSU has just launched an ambitious campaign to get itself back on the FM airwaves—where it belongs.

And previews of this week's hottest Up & Coming shows: Golden Retriever! Bad Sports! Cyne! And more!