"This song is going to go out to the people of Baltimore. Let us not discount their voices, or the voices of all the people in the cities that we live and love." With that, and three hard chest-smacks, Baltimore's Future Islands lift off into their new song "The Chase" -- a haunted sequel to "Seasons (Waiting on You)," the one that launched them into household name status when they performed it on Letterman a year ago. Once again, singer Samuel Herring's voice and moves (i.e. the James Brown knee-drop at 3:51), which would be absurd for just about anyone else, are totally magnetic and moving -- and very welcome after this morning's headlines.
Watch the video, above.