Hey, there! Here's a great artist to follow Montag. :D This is Sam Herring's, "On The Water" from his 2011 album of the same name. It's one of my favorite tracks from that album, though I have so many.
As for current news, it appears that Herring hasn't released anything this year and it's not clear whether he has plans to do so. There are, however, two releases from 2012, both 7 inches, that you may be interested in: "Tomorrow / The Fountain" and "Less Artists More Condos Vol. 2." I'll leave you with Herring's track from Less Artists. It's called "Cotton Flower" and it's so perfect. *sigh* I love this man.
Never heard of Future Islands? That's crazy, man. You should totally get all up on this previous post about the band. You'll find a video from when I saw the band perform live in Portland for Music Fest Northwest. Herring is an amazing and intense performer. Check his website for tour dates!