Label: Island Records Group - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
After their success, topping the Icelandic charts with their debut single, " Little Talks ", the band signed with Universal Music Group and the album was released internationally through Republic Records on 3 April The title of the album comes from the second line in " Dirty Paws ".
The picture on the front of the international release is a picture that Brynjar's grandfather took of his friend. The original was black and white; Arnar Hilmarsson added the coloring. The picture on the back is a family picture that Ragnar found in his family pictures.
The pictures on the front and back of the Icelandic release depict men dressed for the Icelandic national sport of Glima. It was released on 12 Aprilin the lead up to the album's re-release in Europe. A promotional single followed in June. It was released as a digital download on 27 August Seeing a release worldwide as the follow-up to " Little Talks " as well, it was released on 2 September The album received positive reviews from music critics. The album debuted in the United States at number six on the Billboardselling 55, units in its first week alone.
The actual writers are listed alongside the tracks. All music and lyric videos except for the From Finner - Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal Sound" music video, filmed live in Iceland were produced and directed by Canadian production firm WeWereMonkeys.
To create the video series, WeWereMonkeys drew inspiration from Nordic Mythology, suggestions from the band members and lyrics of the songs, to which they listened "over and over". They also travelled to Iceland, where they studied the landscape, in order to get ideas for the videos' settings. Several techniques were employed in the production, from live action to CGIfrom stop-motion to digital painting.
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The video follows the story of two royal siblings in a war-torn kingdom. After having been captured and separated by the invaders, they are rescued by two animal-like spirits, and try to reach out to each other. The video ends in a cliffhanger, with their sorts remaining unknown.
The lyric video features a black-furred beast carrying a flag through a blizzard while mythical birds fly overhead. The lyric video features the same setting of the official music video. The capital city of a prosperous kingdom Todellisuuden Toinen Taso - Terveet Kädet - Ugh!!! Terveet Kädet Elävänä observed from distance by the future invaders. While the song plays a heavy rain starts to fall on the city.
The lyric video features horses galloping through a rocky landscape covered with snow. The lyric video features a huge sea monster carrying a village on Take It Up Here - Warbux - Victory Weapon back.
The lyric video features the same scenery of the music video, with the same airship carrying the six band members. The lyric video features a forest on a winter night with Viačeslavas Ganelinas* - Velnio Nuotaka giant occasionally walking past.
The lyric video features a Minotaur on a boat, staring at the water, during a rainstorm while a sea dragon, beneath the surface, stares at him. The lyric video features a boat made out of bones sailing away into the sunset and eventually bursting into flames.
The lyric video features a swamp with various creatures occasionally breaking From Finner - Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal surface. The lyric video features beasts walking through a windy landscape at sunset, carrying other creatures on their back. The lyric video features an Anteater -like animal walking through what seems to be tall grass but at the end is revealed to be the fur on the back of an enormous Bull -like creature. The lyric video features Jellyfish swimming away from the camera as it sinks.
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