Today though, I happily received a invite via text message from one of my favourite Portland radio station (94.7FM for the curious) hosting a session with the band Of Monsters and Men. Naturally, I called some classmates and we headed into down to Mississippi Studios to see this band all the way from Reykjavik.
Of Monsters and Men have not yet released an album in the US, it debuts April 3. With seven musicians on stage, they filled the studio with sound - some switching instruments throughout. The trumpet carries the melody in their song entitled "Little Talks" adding a bright sound to their layers of guitars and piano.
The co-singers, Nanna and Raggi, work together seamlessly trading off verses and complimenting each other with harmonies while strumming their guitars. In other songs the band members sometimes just clapped and other times they would rock a little accordion. Everything they did sounded fantastic and I am so happy to be in Portland and get a chance to see them as they start their tour.