Thursday, January 19, 2012

Of Monsters and Men - my first new favorite band of 2012

Meet my newest obsession, Of Monsters and Men. This six-piece from Iceland makes such gorgeous music that it's almost impossible to not fall in love with them immediately. The instrumentation on their debut album, My Head Is An Animal, seamlessly transitions from melodic and soothing to crashing and then back again. Mix that with dual vocal harmonies, and you have an epically beautiful collection of indie folk pop songs. If I absolutely had to choose a favorite song, I'd probably go with "From Finner," but really, they are all fantastic. After only a few listens to this album, I knew it would be one of my favorites of the year.

The album reached No. 1 in Iceland, but it is not available in the U.S. yet, although it should be released worldwide this year. In the meantime, an EP, Into The Woods, is available now. Do yourself a favor and listen to it.


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