of monsters and men

This is about a band called of monsters and men.

Here is an intro to the band (from Facebook):


We used to be birds but now we’re monsters.

Love it.

They are quirky. With a neat sound.

NPR says: Of Monsters and Men’s appeal is no great secret. Its members combine the anthemic exuberance and homespun theatricality of bands like Arcade Fire and Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros. Their style, which also shares a strong male/female dynamic, is typically Icelandic: They combine earnestness and aptitude, which makes for irony-free, feel-good music that’s nearly impossible to resist.


I don’t know shit about Iceland except Bjork and it sounds cold (it’s the ice part of the name). But Of Monsters and Men is from Iceland. While I was hoping they would sing of fjords and endless winters the six person group actually sings some really thoughtful songs (done in interesting ways with accordions and banjos and a bunch of random instruments along with the traditional ones).

They first gained recognition in 2010 by winning Músíktilraunir, Iceland’s annual battle of the bands (I really just wanted to type an Icelandic word in here).


But their first single hitting the American indie stations. Little Talks. Now this is a song.

I don’t like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I’ll walk with you my dear
The stairs creak as I sleep, it’s keeping me awake
It’s the house telling you to close your eyes

Some days I can’t even trust myself
It’s killing me to see you this way

‘Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry
Our bodies safe to shore

Hey! Hey! Hey!
There’s an old voice in my head that’s holding me back
I tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will all be over, buried with our past
You used to play outside when you were young,
Full of life and full of love

Some days I feel like I am wrong and I am right
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

Here is the song & video (very very strange video):

Little Talks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghb6eDopW8I&ob=av2n


Written by Bruce