Tag Archives: Of Monsters and Men


Bear’s Den Headline The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

July 30th, 2014

Thanks to their modern take on throwback folk—and their use of a banjo—Bear’s Den have garnered comparisons to Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers. And although they’ve only released a few singles and EPs, hitting the road in support of bands like Of Monsters and Men and Daughter, has already earned the young London three-piece—Andrew Davie (vocals and guitar), Joey Haynes (banjo and guitar) and Kev Jones (drums and Communion cofounder with Ben Lovett)—a growing reputation as a band not to miss. Following on the heels of last year’s Agape (stream it below), Bear’s Den (above, doing “Don’t Let the Sun Steal You Away” for Sideshow Alley TV) put out a second EP, Without/Within (stream it below), earlier this year. “The songs were in many ways our most personal yet and also our most ambitious sonically,” Davies told Rolling Stone. A proper full-length is due later this year, but on the heels of playing the esteemed Newport Folk Fest this past weekend, Bear’s Den headline The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow nightLittle Racer, a local four-piece, open the show


Boston’s Calling …

May 24th, 2013

While summer doesn’t technically start ’til June 21st, the summer season kicks off today, with the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. And what better way to do that with a music festival featuring a lineup that kicks all 11 kinds of ass over the course of two days and nights at the Boston Calling Music Festival. Tomorrow’s docket includes fun. (above, performing “Some Nights” on Saturday Night Live), the Shins, Marina and the Diamonds, Matt & Kim, Portugal. The Man, Cults, MS MR, St. Lucia and Bad Rabbits. Not to be outdone, Sunday features the National (below, doing “Bloodbuzz Ohio”), Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Ra Ra Riot, the Walkmen, Youth Lagoon and Caspian. Pretty great, right? So what are you waiting for? Head directly to Beantown and spend your weekend rocking out.




Of Monsters and Men – Terminal 5 – November 20, 2012

November 21st, 2012

Photos courtesy of Brian C. Reilly | www.briancreilly.com

(Watch Of Monster and Men’s Track + Field session and check out 10 songs from their live-streamed performance from last spring at Music Hall of Williamsburg.)

Exclusive Video: Of Monsters and Men Rock the Roof of Music Hall

November 20th, 2012

According to Rolling Stone, not only do Of Monsters and Men “make whimsical sound tough,” but they also “put muscle behind their prettiness, turning songs from cute to grand.” And when the Icelandic six-piece came to Brooklyn to have their show streamed live from Music Hall of Williamsburg last spring, vocalists Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson hit the venue’s roof to do a quiet, acoustic take on “Love Love Love” exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube.

Watch 10 songs from Of Monsters and Men’s live-streamed performance: http://tbp.im/SbPUri. And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live for lots of intimate performances and revealing interviews, plus the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows.

(Tonight’s and tomorrow’s Of Monsters and Men shows at Terminal 5 are sold out.)

Watch Of Monsters and Men Perform “Little Talks” and More

April 10th, 2012

Last Thursday’s Of Monsters and Men show, streamed live from Music Hall of Williamsburg on The Bowery Presents Live, went so well we’ve uploaded even more songs than usual. You’ll find yourself nodding along as you watch them, above, playing “Little Talks,” and then head to youtube.com/thebowerypresents to see even more.

Watch Of Monsters and Men Perform “Your Bones” Plus More

April 6th, 2012

Of Monsters and Men streamed live from Music Hall of Williamsburg on The Bowery Presents Live last night. Watch them, above, doing “Your Bones” and then head to youtube.com/thebowerypresents to see even more. The music speaks for itself.


Of Monsters and Men – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 5, 2012

April 6th, 2012

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

(Tonight’s Of Monsters and Men show at Webster Hall is sold out.)


Tonight’s the Night: Of Monsters and Men Stream Live

April 5th, 2012

It’s a big week for Of Monsters and Men. Their first LP, My Head Is an Animal, just came out in the US on Tuesday, and tonight the Icelandic a six-piece celebrates that, streaming live from Music Hall of Williamsburg on The Bowery Presents Live. Check them out, above, playing the infectiously catchy “Little Talks” for KEXP FM, and then find yourself singing along tonight, beginning at 10 p.m.


Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Of Monsters and Men on 4/5

April 3rd, 2012


Of Monsters of Men play two sold-out New York City shows this week—on Thursday at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on Friday at Webster Hall. Thursday’s show will stream live on The Bowery Presents Live. But if you don’t already have tickets and still want to go, try to Grow a Pair from The House List. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Of Monsters and Men, 4/5) and a brief message explaining the virtues of Icelandic rock. Eddie Bruiser, an open-minded sort, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Of Monsters and Men Share Because They Care

April 2nd, 2012

Of Monsters and Men’s first LP, My Head Is an Animal, comes out here tomorrow. But the Icelandic sextet has a busy week ahead. On Thursday they’ll stream live on The Bowery Presents Live when they play Music Hall of Williamsburg. And right now you can check out a brief playlist of some of their favorite videos, plus some of the band’s Choice Cuts (songs, interviews and videos).


Of Monsters and Men to Stream Live on 4/5

March 29th, 2012

Of Monsters and Men, a six-piece chamber-pop band out of Reykjavík, Iceland, began in 2009 when singer-guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir wanted to turn a solo project into something bigger. With the addition of three other members, the group won Músíktilraunir, Iceland’s battle-of-the-bands contest, in 2010. But Of Monsters and Men continued to grow in sound and size—expanding from a quartet to a sextet and earning favorable comparisons to Arcade Fire from the likes of Rolling Stone. The band’s first LP, My Head Is an Animal, came out in Iceland last year and will be released here next Tuesday. And two days later, Of Monsters and Men will become the third band to stream live on The Bowery Presents Live when they play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/5.