Did you know the dude from Future Islands also raps?
He goes by the stage name Hemlock Ernst. Weird. His real name is Sam Herring and he might just be the most passionate singer that ever existed. Future Islands performed ‘Plastic Beach’ from their new album, As Long As You Are, on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night, and Sam delivered the same intensity he brought to the infamous Letterman performance of 2014; remember that? It was incredible (best YouTube comment: ‘This performance makes me wanna do push-ups and cry’ MikeFromQueens). I can’t understand a word Sam is singing but I believe him, and I’d happily give a kidney if he needed one, even just to eat.