Of Monsters and Men – Icelandic Thaw
Ever since we started playing this song, listeners have been writing and calling in to ask where to find it. As of yet, the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men do not have album to sell, but you should count yourself lucky to catch them right on the verge of blowing up. Already singer/guitarists Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Raggi þórhallsson, along with drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, have gained recognition at home with their 2010 win of Músiktilraunir, the nationwide battle of the bands competition, which considering the immense competition among the many amazing Icelandic bands is a huge honor. It’s only a matter of time, though, for the rest of the world to catch on. One listen to “Little Talks” and you’re already imagining yourself raising a glass in a place like The Tractor, The Horseshoe, Metro, Antone’s, or any other American club as the band plays their catchy songs of acoustic folk and while your friends, arm in arm, yell out “hey” at the appropriate time. Immediately likable and impossible to get out of your head, “Little Talks” will be one of the best discoveries you have all year.