OF MONSTERS AND MEN have announced June 9, 2015 as the release date for their long awaited second full-length album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records]. The critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet also debuted the first single “Crystals” today with a special iHeartRadio world premiere. The songs official lyric video was also released on VEVO. You can view it HERE. The band returns with another powerfully beautiful anthem, expanding the signature sound countless fans fell in love with.
With the announcement, the digital pre-order is now live at participating digital retailers and it includes an immediate download of “Crystals” with purchase. Beyond the single “Crystals,“ the standard edition of Beneath The Skin includes eleven tracks, while the deluxe edition features the bonus tracks “Backyard” and “Winter Sound.“ In addition, it boasts a remix of “Black Water” by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and a remix of “I Of The Storm” by Jonsi (Sigur Ros) collaborator, Alex Somers. Pre-order the deluxe version HERE.
As an added bonus, fans who pre-order through the OF MONSTERS AND MEN official site will receive early pre-sale access for tickets to their upcoming headline tour dates. (www.ofmonstersandmen.com).
The group spent the past year working on Beneath The Skin with co-producer Rich Costey [Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, Interpol] between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. They began teasing the first single, “Crystals” last week with a special trailer unveiling the single’s title and release date.
Leading up to the release, OF MONSTERS AND MEN will embark on their world tour beginning May 4 at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario. They play North American major markets before heading overseas for the tour’s European leg.
Expect more big things from OF MONSTERS AND MEN very soon.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group have delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, and Saturday Night Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
May 4th Toronto, ON Massey Hall
May 5th Washington, DC Echostage
May 7th New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
May 8th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
May 9th Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
May 10th Camden, NJ WRFF Birthday Bash
May 12th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
May 17th Santa Barbara, CA KJEE Summer Round-Up
May 19th Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 20th Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 22nd George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 6th Mountain View, CA Live 105 BFD
June 16th London, UK London Forum
June 17th Paris, France Bataclan
June 19-21 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 20th Hilvarenbeek , Holland – Best Kept Secret
June 19-21 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 24th Zagreb, Croatia INmusic Festival
June 26th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
June 27th Nantes, France Le Stéréolux
June 26-28 Marmande, France Festival Garorock
June 30th Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
July 1st Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
July 3rd Gdynia, Poland Open’er Festival
July 5th Turku, Finland Ruisrock Festival
July 7th Milan, Italy Unaltrofestival
July 8th Rome , Italy Auditorium Parco della Musica
July 10th Barcelona, Spain Cruilla Festival
July 11th Bilbao, Spain BBK Live
July 26th Niigata, Japan Fuji Rock
August 7-9 Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
Beneath The Skin Track Listing:
- Wolves Without Teeth
- Slow Life
- Black Water
- Thousand Eyes
- I Of The Storm
- We Sink
Included on Deluxe:
- Winter Sound
- Black Water (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear Remix)
- I Of The Storm (Alex Somers Remix)
Of Monsters and Men Links
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- Death Cab For Cutie announces departure of guitarist Chris Walla
- Mat Kearney to release 'Just Kids' Feb.24 on Republic Records
- Kalin and Myles announce 'Dedication' EP on Republic Records and Winter tour dates
- Stromae announces headline tour dates including Madison Square Garden
- Ignite begin recording with producer Cameron Webb and announce Summer tour dates