Shhhhhhh... listen up, son: You didn’t hear it from me, but Icelandic musical mess-makers Müm just might be tip-toeing across the Atlantic this fall for a clandestine crop of North American anti-shows to support a new top-secret record this fall.
SHHHHHH!!!! I know, I know, that’s amazing news, but KEEP QUIET! Do you wanna blow my cover here?? Don’t say anything to anyone about this, but word on the street is that the timid-voiced, cold-weather collective of hushed post-rock troubadours will release their newest full-length effort of tiny tinklings, Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy, September 24 via FatCat Records. And a little bird told me that the album was recorded at a variety of locations, including the music school in the small fishingtown of Ãsafjörður in the west fjords of Iceland, where the band made use of the schools various instruments. But again, don’t tell anyone I told you.
Although the band is now seven members strong, the new album and tour will mark the first time Müm will appear without longtime member Kristín Anna Valtýsdótti (a.k.a. Kria Brekkan), who you may recall recently snuck-off with husband and fellow out-freaker Avey Tare of Animal Collective to make some nifty backwards music together. With seven members, though, it’s a wonder how these guys can keep anything quiet these days...
Hey, think you can keep another secret? Okay then. Come closer: the typically-fancifully-titled LP may or may not be quietly preceded by the single “They Made Frogs Smoke Till They Exploded,” which FatCat describes as a “chirpy song about animal cruelty.” Let’s just pray that “chirpy” doesn’t mean “loud.”
But either way, if you live near one of these cities, you’d better keep your lips zipped, put on your best disguise, and tip-toe your way down to one of these hush-hush venues to catch some of this top secret music for yourself. But let’s get our stories straight first: We’ve never met, I don’t know you, and you’ve never seen me before in your life, got it? Just trust me, don’t say anything to anyone about this shit becau... hey... HEY! Where are you GOING!?!?
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