“(Of Monsters and Men) have made their long-awaited return with “Alligator”-Billboard
“a bombastic and driving sound” –NME
“It’s undeniably catchy”-Line of Best Fit
“Of Monsters and Men return with their most powerful single to date” –The 405
Multiplatinum Icelandic quintetOF MONSTERS AND MENannounce their new albumFEVER DREAMto be released on July 26th.
In addition, the band announced the album with a series of exclusive limited-edition vinyl available on their online store. Fans can purchase the first edition at:www.ofmonstersandmenofficialmerch.com.
Finally, in celebration of the new music, the band have confirmed the television debut performance of“Alligator”onThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon(NBC)onMay 15th.
Released just last week“Alligator”has already turned heads withNMEpraising it as having “a bombastic and driving sound” andLine of Best Fitcalling it “undeniably catchy.” In addition,“Alligator”song was the#1 greatest gainer at alternativeand#1 most added at Triple A radio– receiving strong support from those who have long awaited for the band’s return.
On“Alligator”co-vocalistNanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttirhas taken center stage on the song not only as the lead vocalist, but also wrote the track as well. On the empowering anthem and what is coming next for the band they noted,“We are so excited about Alligator, the first release from our upcoming album. The song very much speaks to the excitement and energy that we feel about being back. We can’t wait to share more music and see everyone again.”
FEVER DREAMwas co-produced by Rich Costey (MUSE, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches) and is the band’s third studio album.
OF MONSTERS AND MENwent from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011 debut,My Head Is An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also produced an international smash in the form of“Little Talks.”The breakthrough single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history as“the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify,”and landed the band a performance onSaturday Night Live.The group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such asThe Hunger Games,The Walking Dead, andBeat Bugs, to name a few. In addition to performing at festivals such asCoachella,Lollapalooza,Firefly, and beyond, they supportedFlorence + the Machineon a high-profile arena tour. In the midst of this rapid rise, 2015’sBeneath The Skinbowed in the Top 3 of theBillboardTop 200 and the band starred in an episode of HBO’sGame of Thronesin the same year.