Islander has released “Think It Over,” the blistering new anthem from the upcoming album Power Under Control. The track features guest vocals from Bad Brains mouth piece HR, and is the follow up to the recently released single “Bad Guy.” Last night Islander kicked off their first tour in support of Power Under Control at the Chicago Open Air Pre-Party, and newly announced headlining and festival dates are below with more coming soon.
Frontman Mikey Carvajal explains the track, “’Think It Over’ is a rally cry anthem to encourage the youth of today to think about their lives and to make good decisions. We are all born with a type of youthful wildness that if we allow to be tamed, will flourish into harnessed power rather than wasted energy. The idea is to be like a saddled horse instead of a frustrated stallion. To have Power Under Control.”
Various pre-orders for Power Under Control include limited edition colored vinyl (green, clear, fuchsia), a variety of merchandise, CDs and more and are available now at VictoryMerch.com. All packages include instant downloads of songs “Think It Over,” “Bad Guy” and “Darkness”. All three songs are available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is available.
Founding Islander member and vocalist Mikey Carvajal was joined by Love And Death/Korn wunderkind guitarist J.R. Bareis in 2015, leading the band on a powerful new path. The seeds of this relationship were planted during 2014’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, when word of Islander’s explosive performances quickly spread to the tour’s headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Korn – who flocked to watch the band almost daily. Bareis, who was then guitar tech for Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, soon found himself in the role as Islander’s new guitar player. Shortly thereafter, Islander recruited bassist Zeke Vasquez (ex-ForeverAtLast), and after a couple revolving seats behind the drum throne, newly exited Avenged Sevenfold skinsman Arin Ilejay became a permanent fixture snapping sticks and cymbals behind the kit.
Islander Tour Dates:
July 16 Oshkosh, WI @ Ford Festival Park (Rock USA)
July 28 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
July 29 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
August 3 Erie, PA @ BT Lounge @ Basement
August 4 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
August 5 Poughkeepsie, PA @ The Chance
August 14 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
August 17 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
August 18 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
August 23 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
August 24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
August 25 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
August 26 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
August 27 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
August 28 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
September 4 Madison, WI @ Taste Of Madison
September 10 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater (High Elevation Festival)
September 24 Dallas, TX @ Texas Motor Speedway (Texas Mutiny Festival)