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TWO New Albums

ISLANDS has 2 new albums & they're almost ready! Pre-order now to get exclusive items & rare behind the scenes goodies!

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Hi.

Last summer, Islands decamped to a little studio in Toronto to make not one, but TWO new albums. Don’t get it twisted: This is not a double album- These are two distinct, entirely unrelated records.

Should I Remain Here, At Sea? is more organic, with a few songs recorded entirely off the floor (vocals and everything) using guitars and drums; and Taste is more electronic, buoyed by drum machines, programming and vintage synths.

They are two facets of what I’ve long been interested in pursuing in music making. Upbeat, propulsive songs (essentially my twisted version of what a “pop” song could be), and more doleful, melancholic songs.

Contained on these albums are the saddest songs I’ve ever written, the funniest songs I’ve ever written, the catchiest songs, and the most satisfying songs. I don’t think I’ve ever walked away from a recording process more fulfilled and invigorated. I can’t wait to get them out to your cute little ears.

By pre-ordering it here, you’ll be getting involved in the release of this album. We’ll be posting some rare behind-the-scenes footage, photos, Q&As and videos to give you an in-depth look at our writing, performing and recording process.

We have some really cool items in the store below not available anywhere else – signed vinyl test pressings, signed comics, custom drawings from yours truly and even the bejeweled cape from our “No You Don’t” video designed by Christian Joy.

Thank you. Can’t wait to get these bad boys into your earholes.
l-u-v,
Nick
ISLANDS.

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Download Bundle

Download Bundle
$15
15.00
Available

Get both new albums for the price of 1.5, you clever devil you.

CD Bundle

CD Bundle
$35
35.00
Available

Get both CDs for a discount, you CD loving animal!
Note: Shipping will start May 16th

Vinyl Bundle

Vinyl Bundle
$45
45.00
Available

Get both new LPs and save save save!
Note: Shipping will start May 16th

Serial S2 Soundtrack Download

Serial S2 Soundtrack Download
$10
10.00
Available

Serial is a cool underground podcast that no one has heard of so I thought
I’d lend my name to try and help them out jk jk. It was really fun to work on this project. Islands is my main thing, but it’s always satisfying to flex other muscles (such as the sternocleidomastoid).

Download available immediately after pledging here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/islands/downloads

Should I Remain Here at Sea? Download

Should I Remain Here at Sea? Download
$10
10.00
Available

Should I Remain Here At Sea? (a semi-reference to Tarkovsky’s Solaris), Islands’ 7th, is, in many ways, a spiritual sequel to the debut album, 2006’s Return to the Sea; a natural, raw record, stripped down to it’s essentials, performed live off the floor.

TASTE Download

TASTE Download
$10
10.00
Available

Taste, Islands’ 6th record, is a muscular, crystalline affair, with the majority of the music electronic, buoyed by drum machines, programming and arpeggiated vintage synths. The songs still flirt with Islands’ bread and butter; evergreens such as ennui, remorse, and a general disenchantment with the modern world. The songs cut a wide swath, however, and also go in directions that Islands has never tackled, including police brutality and white male privilege (!).

Should I Remain Here, At Sea? CD

Should I Remain Here, At Sea? CD
$15
15.00
Available

Islands’ 7th album on CD.

Taste CD

Taste CD
$15
15.00
Available

Islands’ 6th album on CD.

Bertman & Moth Girl Comic - Signed

Bertman & Moth Girl Comic - Signed
$20
20.00
89 left

A signed copy of Nick’s comic Bertman & Moth Girl. Bert Sampson and his ragtag band of secret agents fend off the evil advances of Hummer and his goonish attempts at world domination. Rated PG-17 for cussing, some nakedness.

Should I Remain Here, At Sea? Vinyl

Should I Remain Here, At Sea? Vinyl
$25
25.00
Available

The 7th album on vinyl (download included).
Note: Shipping will start May 16th

Taste Vinyl

Taste Vinyl
$25
25.00
Available

The 6th album on vinyl (download included).
Note: Shipping will start May 16th

Drawing

Drawing
$50
50.00
29 left

I’ll send you over a one-of-a-kind drawing in pen and ink.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$75
75.00
All gone!

The song of your choosing, written out by (Nick’s) hand (and probably with drawings)! (also, the attached image is not his, just a general example from the internet)

Nick Diamonds' City of Quartz - Test Pressing

Nick Diamonds' City of Quartz - Test Pressing
$150
150.00
2 left

A rare collector item – the vinyl test pressing of Nick Diamonds’ City of Quartz. Signed.

A Personalized Drawing

A Personalized Drawing
$500
500.00
4 left

A personalized one-of-a-kind drawing. Nick will draw a picture of your ferret, your lover or anything else you can conjure.

House Show

$3,000
3000.00
Available

Solo acoustic house show. Nick will come to your house and play a show. He’ll probably go through your fridge and see if you have anything good to eat, too. Travel/lodging costs are NOT included, so if you’re outside of LA please take this into account!

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