Of Monsters and Men arrived on the scene after winning a battle of the bands contest in their native Iceland in 12010. Since then they've just torn up the world of music. Just like other bands fro their country like Sigur Ros and Mum, they have a distinctly Icelandic sound. However, Monsters have a more poppy/catchy feel than the dreamier Icelandic groups. They've been compared to Arcade Fire, which I can't really see. The lead singer does remind me a little of Bjork. I recently looked up their tour schedule and noticed just about every one of their shows is sold out. Give them a listen and you'll see why.
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