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The Isles are: Andrew Geller, Ben Haberland, Tim McCoy and Chris Bordeaux.

No, not ex-Unicorns Islands or former BOTW'ers Foreign Islands, but simply, The Isles. The local quartet has been busy this year, playing shows all over town and impressing all along the way. NME has apparently stated that "New Yorkers have never sounded as English as they do on this," which is exactly the type of brazen hyperbole we've come to expect from our favorite music news source across the pond. These guys seem to have the chops to back up the big words however. We hope to catch them when them open for We Are Wolves at the Canal Room this Friday.

The Isles - Flying Under Cheap Kites (mp3) (Thanks Earfarm for the link!)

Are you in a local band that deserves this city's attention? Have you discovered a group that needs to be noticed? Email us at jeff@gothamist.com, we're always looking to hear something new.