Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know by múm: And you’ll never know until you sing along…

Photography by Nina K. Sundberg

Oh man…. I’m so tired. Riding in, my legs were crying with every pedal, but that’s fine and ultimately I had a wet, achy, but good ride in. I sit down to get to work and I can barely keep my eyes open today! Oof. Well, fortunately, today is my “Friday” as we have tomorrow off for Canada Day U.S. Independence Day! WOOT! Should be a nice three day weekend.

Plans? Well, I have a photoshoot to do tomorrow afternoon with a new model, so I hope that goes well, got a couple ideas we are bouncing off each other, and of course some riding is in order as baby & I plan on taking the Lambo out for a long ride, but beyond that, should be a pretty easy-peasy long weekend.

Speaking of low-key and becoming a perfect way to massage my weary legs comes múm and their latest Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know

I’m not THAT familiar with múm, or a lot of Scandinavian music (Iceland is still Scandinavian, right?). Way back last year we featured a beautiful Society-made Scandinavian mixtape, but I’d be lying if I told you I followed that up loading my iPod with nothing but Icelandic music. So, when the new
múm showed up on the intertubes I had already forgotten what múm was!

Fortunately, Our Society is chocked full o’ Scandinavian music fans and a múm album doesn’t pop up without them noticing… So, I load this up today, half asleep, and, I know I’ve used this word before but, it just washes over me (or “warshes” as I say in “real life”), but slowly, warm but kinda chilly in parts, quiet, trickling along, slowly, seeping into my clothes and over my skin.

Musically, it’s a lovely kind of weird or a weird kind of lovely, take “Kay-Ray-Ku-Ku-Ko-Kex” as they repeat the title (I think) while someone, way in the background, starts gurgling as the song ends. Okay, does that sound like another example of Animal Collective farting around? It’s not, instead is a delicate, quiet symphony of sounds and makes perfect sense in the song.

Really, just lovely……..

So, as it looks like it’s going to rain some more, as the grey skies and wet air lingers and lingers, let múm take over and pull you away from the drear and ache, let it work the tendons, relax your bones, and generally make it all okay….

múm – 01 If I Were a Fish
múm – 02 Sing Along

Sing along
to songs you don’t know
and you’ll never know
until you sing along
you are so beautiful to us
we want to lock you in our house
so beautiful….

múm – 03 Prophecies & Reversed Memories

Just beautiful, eh? Now, go show these Icelandic creatures all your love here, here, and here….


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1 comment for “Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know by múm: And you’ll never know until you sing along…

  1. £?n£$tO
    July 10, 2009 at 12:38 AM

    oh god!
    thanks for this post!
    i really love múm, the new album sounds incredible1

    i don't know if you are listen the track
    ''the land between the solar systems'' from the album ''finally are no one''

    is the most beutiful thing i ever listen!
    i hope you check this track!

    cheers! :D

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