Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, played a sold out show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis in support of their upcoming release My Head Is An Animal. This is the young band’s first North American tour, and if the capacity crowd at the intimate Fine Line Music Cafe was any indication, the band will be back soon enough. Their set sounded pure and from the heart, with a mix of folk and rock that the crowd ate up attentively. It was a true pleasure being up front and feeling their music pulsating through the stage and the floor. The band even sang happy birthday to a girl standing to my right after she shouted out between songs, “It’s my birthday!”. Of Monsters and Men were humble, and extremely appreciative of the large crowd who came out to witness them even before their first album has been released in America.
Opening the night was fellow Icelandic musician, Lay Low. She was soft spoken and wore a huge grin through most of her short acoustic set. It was a beautiful evening of music.
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Of Monsters and Men – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN 03.29.12 Setlist:
Beneath My Bed
Slow and Steady
King and Lionheart
Love Love Love
Close to Me