Iceland has long produced artists with a unique take on the world, and one of my favorites is Sindri Már Sigfússon. He goes by the moniker Sin Fang when not fronting the Icelandic collective Seabear. Sigfússon has returned with Sin Fang’s third LP, Flowers, which is set for a mid-February release on Morr Music.
Iceland’s Múm has returned with a new album called Early Birds, out July 17 on Morr Music. In anticipation of the release, they’ve given us a video for “Hvernig Á Að Særa Vini Sína” (directed by Máni M. Sigfússon). The song, translated to English, reads “How to Hurt Your Friends.” It’s highly imaginative, a bit… Continue reading Múm: Hvernig Á Að Særa Vini Sína (Video)
Sindri Már Sigfússon is on a roll. In 2009, his Clangour under Sin Fang (then Sin Fang Bous) received a top 10 place. 2010 saw his full Icelandic group, Seabear, crack the top 5 with We Built A Fire. Sindri is back with his follow up to Clangour. The album is called Summer Echoes and… Continue reading Sin Fang: Because Of The Blood [Video]
Radical Face is the moniker held by Ben Cooper, the solo project from one half of Electric President. This project is blends a sound familiar in that band, but with fewer electronics and more orchestration along the lines of eclectic orchestral groups Efterklang and Anathallo, mixed with a little Michael Nau (Page France, Cotton Jones).… Continue reading Radical Face: Doorways [Videos]
When it comes to Sindri Már Sigfússon, be it visual or audible, you know the result will be uniquely experimental and colorful dream pop. The videos from his solo project, Sin Fang Bous, were pretty astounding. And that theme remains with Seabear‘s “I’ll Build You A Fire”, a video directed by Mani Sigfússon, Sindri’s brother.… Continue reading Seabear: I’ll Build You A Fire [Video]
With such a nostalgia-inspiring title for Lali Puna‘s first single off her upcoming LP – the group’s first in over five years – one can’t help but reminisce on the past. I recall picking up 2004’s Faking The Books around the time of its release; I quickly became obsessed with “Micronimic”, the title track and… Continue reading Lali Puna: Remember [mp3]
A favorite from last year was Sindri Már Sigfússon’s solo project Sin Fan Bous; an album titled Clangour. Prior to striking out on his own under this moniker, Sigfússon had a different solo project, one called Seabear. It evolved into something else, something larger and more complex – a seven-piece group of fellow Icelanders.
Morr Music is known for giving us great bands that fit the electro-folk or electro-pop classification and The Go Find is no exception. In the title track of their third release, Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight, The Go Find create a middle ground between ethereal atmospheric heights and cloudy oceanic depths. They… Continue reading The Go Find: Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight [mp3]
Written by Fense Sin Fang Bous is the most promising electro-pop artist I’ve heard in a very long time – probably since Morr (SFB’s label) released the self-titled debut by Electric President. This group hails from Iceland, but you won’t hear much of Sigur Ros or Bjork here. It’s tailored more to the likes of… Continue reading Sin Fang Bous: Clangour And Flutes [Video]
Electric President has given us a video for their song “Monsters” off their second LP, Sleep Well. This band could be the lovechild of Postal Service and Page France for the gravely, growly vocals backed by the hyped up guitar-based electro pop that dominates their music. Quick history: the band was formed in 2003 by… Continue reading “Monsters” Means More of the Same from Electric President