Skyline Sessions

Live In Studio: Islands

Idiosyncratic L.A.-based indie rock band performs in the Geary Studio.

Originally formed in Canada, but now based in Los Angeles, Islands is largely the project of lead singer and songwriter Nick Thorburn, who had previously co-founded the Montreal band The Unicorns. Since its 2006 debut album Return to the Sea, Islands has been known for quirky music that veers from experimental psychedelia to melancholy rock ballads to hook-laden electronic pop. Islands was especially prolific in 2016, releasing two albums simultaneously: the bright, electro-heavy Taste and the more soulful, guitar-driven Should I Remain Here at Sea?

Islands visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to record the songs “Pumpkin” (from Taste) and “Hawaii” (from Should I Remain Here at Sea?).

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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