So tonight’s band is pretty unique. I was getting really bored of writing my research paper and decided to explore Itunes a little. I was kind of interested to see this new band that was on the recommended music they always have. So as I was looking I saw this cool sounding band named Of Monsters and Men. Instead of doing my homework I actually ended up buying half their album and putting it on repeat.
So this band is not only really cool because they are a six piece indy folk band but because they also are from Finland. These guys actually sprung from to solo band projects that ultimatley merged with one another. They were originally founded in 2009 and kept adding members till they had six band members. The members are Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir(vocals, guitar), Raggi þórhallsson (vocals, guitar, melodica, glockenspiel), Brynjar Leifsson (guitar, melodica), and Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drums, percussion, melodica, glockenspiel, vocals), Árni Guðjónsson(accordion/keys) and Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bass).
The album that was released in the United States was their debut album My Head is an Animal. They music is nothing like I have ever heard before. Most of the songs have an indie/folkie song quality. I especially like the use of different instruments A.K.A glockenspiel. Nanna’s voice reminds me of why I fell in love with music. Personally this music makes me want to sit in a grassy field and feel the wind on my skin. I know thats kind of weird, but of late their music had really helped me get through the week. My two favorite songs so far are King and Lionheart and Dirty PawsIf any of you guys are lovers of indy or of folk or just interested in hearing new music, I highly recommend this song to anyone! So I hope you guys like these guys and buy their songs on youtube!
Of Monsters and Men- King and Lionheart:
Of Monsters and Men: Dirty Paws