Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Melt Down the Knives” by Sin Fang Bous from the 2009 album Clangour on Morr Music.
In case you didn’t know, Kevin Cole is your man when it comes to Icelandic music. Our Song of the Day today features the work of Sin Fang Bous, the side project of Icelandic folk sensation Sindri Már Sigfússon. When he’s not playing with his more well known band Seabear, Sin Fang Bous serves as a place for him to escape and try out new sounds and techniques. While Seabear is all about the “folk,” this new project tinges on experimental pop and electronics. It’s all about layers, loops, effects, and samples, but you’ll still find the same quality music you’d expect from a musician of Sigfússon’s caliber. Also welcome with his new band? The soft English spoken lyrics that make it more accessible for the American listeners. No translation needed. File under: Icelandic Animal Collective.
There are no announced or scheduled live shows for Sin Fang Bous as of yet. Frankly, we’re not sure if there will be any tour dates with this side project, but keep checking the band’s MySpace page because you never know! In the meantime, here’s their latest video, for “Clangour and Flutes”: