Of Monsters & Men is an avalanche of song crashing onto our shores from Iceland. This six-piece band is young, and their music explodes. Imagine if Sigur Ros and Arcade Fire made babies, and sent them to live in that big house in Portland with Typhoon. HOW COULD THAT BE ANYTHING BUT GRAND? Trick question: it couldn’t.
Their Into The Woods EP comes out next week right before Christmas, and their full-length album My Head Is An Animal (which is out in Iceland already) will be released to the rest of the non-Icelandic world in early 2012. This song is on both, and it is tribal, choral, and fantastic:
Six Weeks – Of Monsters & Men
Check out five songs from their NPR session as well. Wanna come see them with me at SXSW 2012? Of course you do. Let’s.
[photo by Jason Gordon]