Friday, October 16, 2009

Iceland’s múm plus Sin Fang Bous play the Iron Horse at 8:30 on Sunday, October 25th

Since their foundation in 1998, múm have forged a sublimely bright, warm and rich take on electronica, imprinting it with their own unique sound and character. What sets the band apart from so many of their peers is both their strong, playfully haunted melodies, and sorcerous integration of analogue and digital technologies. Playing an assortment of instruments and percussion alongside some crisply programmed electronic washes, beats, dingdongs and beep-beeps as well as found sounds and field recordings, the band’s talent, inventiveness and nose for musical exploration is immediately audible. It's been a tremendous year for múm so far. Their fifth album, Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know, was released to incredible critical applause last month (see reviews here) and they've been working extremely hard playing their slightly eccentric and lovely new songs all across Europe.

The band are now regaling North America with their marvelous sound, joined by none other than Seabear frontman Sin Fang Bous - whose own debut solo album, Clangour, caused a splash earlier this year. Both these acts are wonderful to see live and we heartily recommend you don't miss this unique opportunity to see them both at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Sunday, October 25th at 8:30.

This is another show from the Left Of The Dial: Brave New Music concert series co-presented by local college radio stationsWMUA, WOZQ, and WAMH.

Tickets for all IHEG shows are available at the Northampton Box Office. Charge by phone 586-8686. Order online at

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