Band on the Rise: Of Monsters and Men

April 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

It was good to see these guys up on hype machine this morning, seems like it’s only a matter of time before they become a strong presence in the U.S. The band is Of Monsters and Men, hailing from Iceland and once again, being introduced to us through Seattle’s KEXP Their facebook says they used to be mainly acoustic, but after adding some bass, piano, drums, and the more prevalent than ever accordion, they now have a much bigger sound. Check out their hit ‘Little Talks’ (Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros anyone?) that is sure to elevate their U.S. visibility soon.

Stream ‘Little Talk’s now (and catch yourself whistling along)

Sigur Ros’ Jonsi on Jimmy Fallon

November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Last night, Jónsi Birgisson, lead singer of Iceland group Sigur Ros, performed on Fallon dawning one of the biggest things of feathers I have seen since Geronimo. Although this particular song doesn’t show Jónsi’s supreme falsetto capabilities (see here), it is good to see this type of artist get more and more exposure and what better place than national TV! Check it out

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with Iceland at GypsySphere.

%d bloggers like this: