A Sleep & A Forgetting
Feb 14, 2012

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Islands band leader Nick Thorburn is a member of Mister Heavenly. This is their 4th album.

While A Sleep & A Forgetting continues Islands' penchant for crafting adventuresome and infectious state of the art pop music, this time band leader Nick Thorburn had infused the songs with a personal introspection that gives the record a new and powerful emotional resonance.

“This album is far more personal than any I’ve made before,” Thorburn explains. “I left New York after the end of a relationship and came to Los Angeles. There was a piano where I was staying and that’s where I wrote these songs. This record deals with loss, with memory and forgetting and with dreaming. I started writing it on Valentine’s Day and [it came] out on Valentine’s Day.”


  • 1
    In A Dream It Seemed Real (3:21)
  • 2
    This Is Not A Song (3:55)
  • 3
    Never Go Solo (4:45)
  • 4
    No Crying (3:05)
  • 5
    Hallways (2:53)
  • 6
    Can't Feel My Face (2:46)
  • 7
    Lonely Love (3:40)
  • 8
    Oh Maria (4:07)
  • 9
    Cold Again (3:19)
  • 10
    Don't I Love You (3:20)
  • 11
    Same Thing (2:32)

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