Tag: On The Water
Sometimes you can forget that bands are people too. Of course they have the physical requirements – legs, toes, haircuts and so on – but for some reason you see them onstage, you read about them, and you start to separate the creation from the creator. They become vessels to funnel sound through, with no interest in anything that’s not their next project. This perception can be reinforced when a band nonchalantly shrugs off their world-faring day job or plays the modesty card. So it’s particularly refreshing to hear Gerrit Welmers, the man in charge of Future Islands’ glossy keyboards and electronic percussion, speak about seeing the band’s collective idol with bright-eyed enthusiasm. Remember: musicians like music as well.