Future Islands have shared a lovely new song titled, “Cotton Flower.” which is a song about holding a bulb of cotton up to the sun, and dissecting its strange beauty while sitting in a field with someone you love. To make it more interesting, they invited minimalist pop-punk act Ed Schrader’s Music Beat to join them on the release offering up two tracks on the b-side, “Blue Stamped Britches” and “Beautiful Transvestite”.

In loving memory of their dear friend and label partner, the late Ariel Panero, the Brooklyn-based label Famous Class started the Less Artist More Condo series of 7″s. “Cotton Flower” will be the next installment of this meaningful series. The 7″ will be out July 17th, a day before what would have been Ariel’s 27th birthday.

Pre-order the Future Islands/Ed Schrader split HERE.