Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tunesday: What I'm listening to these days

There is no spray tan in Iceland.
Of Monsters and Men, 
"My Head Is An Animal"

How is it possible that I love every Icelandic band I hear? From The Sugarcubes/Björk to Sigur Rós ("Valtari"!) and Amiina, I am enchanted with the country's artists. Unlike Sigur Rós, this folk group sings in English and sounds like The Arcade Fire and The XX ... if they got together and shared some happy pills.

Since releasing "Little Things" two years ago, America has patiently waited for this album. The wait was worth it. Listen to the whole beautiful thing at NPR's First Listen.

"Dude, where's our car?"
Chappo, "Come Home"

I'm kinda late on the Chappo bandwagon. This song also was released a couple of years ago, but it's seemingly on SiriusXM's Alt Nation every other hour. 

If you don't sing along to the falsetto part, well, I dunno ... you just don't know how to get down. Give it a shot — check out the video ... and be prepared to scratch your head trying to comprehend the nonsensical, space-traveling bizarre artistic statement the band fails to make.

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