Foreign Islands

Artist bio

Brooklyn's dance-punk band Foreign Islands formed in spring of 2005 when vocalist Mark Ryan, who had been involved in the hardcore scene, joined forces with guitarist Dean Baltulonis. After attempts at a few projects, they recruited drummer Andy Action, bassist Johnny McAuliffe, and guitarist James Gelini. The band's first show came in July 2005, after they'd been playing together for only a month. They self-released a debut EP that August.