Monday, April 2, 2012

{review}: move slow and steady, feel like a waterfall

listen here: Of Monsters and Men's new album "My Head is An Animal" is about to change your spring.
the group is from Iceland (big surprise--music this beautiful and textured can only come from a place similarly so).

this is the kind of music that all music hopes to be: haunting, calming, and bursting with joy.
the melodies of the album braid together, carve deep, reverberate.
like echoes in the mountains.
or a cableknit sweater in the wet-chilly forest air.

"Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson's lead vocals, appropriate to the land of fire and ice, intertwine beautifully before erupting into rousing sing-along choruses.  Each song demonstrates wide-eyed, openhearted exuberance. It's an album that rings with unbridled joy, just in time for spring."  
(Kevin Cole of KEXP)

the album's available April 3.
until then listen here.

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