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.