#SXSW Song of the Day: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talk

Iceland might be in an unrecoverable recession, but judging by the happiness that exudes from six piece band Of Monsters and Men‘s music, you would think that it’s all parties and good times on this quaint little island.

Exhibiting upbeat folk-rock meets chaotic group chorus sensibilities, the Iceland band has literally exploded (like the volcano) in terms of positive press the past few weeks and have clearly paced themselves as one of the front runners for “most absurdly packed debut showcase” at SXSW.

It’s easy to see why they are on a collision course for success. Take the track “Little Talks.” Guy girl vocals pared with a relentlessly upbeat beat, horns, organs and a singalong backing track – it’s the exact type of song that would get both boys and girls tapping their toes. Eerily reminiscent of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s track “Home” too. Not a bad thing, check them out.

Tour dates!
3/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
3/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
3/24 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
3/25 Vancouver, Canada @ 881 Granville Street
3/26 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
3/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
3/30 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
3/31 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
4/2 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
4/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
4/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/7 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/9 Rochester, NY @ Club at Water Street Music Hall
4/10 Albany, NY @ Jillian’s
4/11 Montreal, Canada @ La Sala Rossa
4/12 Toronto, Canada @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

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One Response to #SXSW Song of the Day: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talk

  1. John

    Nice tune, keep up the good work!

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