I was turned onto Of Monsters and Men by KEXP’s live/acoustic video rendition of “Little Talks” last spring. Their call and return male-female vocals reminded me of a favorite of mine, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Fast forward a few months and the six-piece Icelandic wonder is back with a music video for “Little Talks”. The narrative plays on the band’s name, focusing on a fantastical netherworld in which a lonely tribe of paint-adorned humans with special powers sail across the land on ships and icebergs. The nod to their folksy Scandinavian roots here is just as endearing as it is undeniable. Those of you heading down to SXSW will have a few chances to catch Of Monsters and Men in person. You can stream their EP Into The Woods over on Facebook.
STREAM: Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”