If you only know the Icelandic band Of Monsters & Men for their indie folk hit “Little Talks,” their new album may come as a surprise. Fever Dream has a noticeably different sound, thanks in part to writing big songs on a tiny synthesizer, called an OP-1. We’ll get a little demonstration of the instrument in studio. Plus, the band explains what inspired the sonic shift, and what it’s like for them to think in Icelandic but sing in English. Of Monsters & Men join host Stephen Kallao, on the next World Cafe.
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(Photo: Of Monsters And Men are an Icelandic folk-rock band - Hörður Sveinsson/Courtesy of the artist)