As announced last week, in anticipation of our first ever trip to South by Southwest in Austin (holla), we’ll be featuring new musical acts set to play the festival every week until we head down this March. This week, we bring you the six-piece indie folk group, Of Monsters and Men, from Iceland. Some have called them “the new Arcade Fire” (no pressure, guys), but, with their group vocals, rootsy instrumentation, and down-to-earth styling, they remind us a bit more of Seattle’s The Head and the Heart. In an awesome way. Maybe with Björk singing. But enough with the comparisons—point being, we like these guys, and we like this week’s Song, “Little Talks,” from their debut EP, Into the Woods. The full-length, My Head is Animal, is due out in the states soon via Universal Music Group. Below, you can also check them out performing the rather rocking song, “Six Weeks,” live for KEXP.
Edit (2.2.12): Of Monsters and Men just released a video for “Little Talks” full of monsters, men, and some very cool, Icelandic style art battle scenes. Check it out below.