Sindri Már Sigfússon, Sin Fang, may very well deserve the hardest working musician award for last year’s Iceland Airwaves festival. I swear that man was playing everywhere I turned, on top of that, he was also seen exhibiting his artwork leaving me to believe he cloned himself to be at multiple places at once. Part of Seabear, Sin Fang originally solo’d as Sin Fang Bous before dropping the Bous and becoming Sin Fang.
In 2011, Sin Fang released the first album I was privy to hear. Summer Echos, Excellent production and unique vocals, combined with somber lyrics moved the listener along as if Sin Fang was directing the crowd through the fall into winter. One of the great singles from the album, Because of the Blood also has one of my favorite videos:
And while Summer Echos feels like he’s leading you into winter, the newest album, Flowers, begins with the lively anthem-ish Young boys leading you out of winter into spring. Young boys, with it’s Vibrant, upbeat, and stronger, more precise vocals, cues the listener for the energetic ride they are about to take. Young boys and Not enough are definitely recommended, but to me, the absolute solid treat on the album is Look at the light. The arrangement, vocals and overall feel of the song is just perfect for my current state of mind. Luckily for me, and you, he just released a video for it:
Flowers was produced by Alex Somers of Parachutes and Jónsi and Alex fame. And it’s apparent in the upbeat drumming and great vocal quality found in the album. It’s too early in the year, but honestly of all the new stuff I’ve been listening to, I keep coming back to Flowers for my commute, it is definitely in the running to be one of the best things of 2013.
Here be the four questions he was kind enough to answer:
1. What is your favorite off-venue Airwaves joint to jam at? My favorite off-venue was called havarí. a little music/art store downtown. it’s a hotel now.
2. If you combine all of your favorite colors (for you, add your bandmates if you would), what do you get? Brown?
3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin? Boyfriends, Olympic boys and Munnfylli af galli. (Unfortunately I could not find links for these bands.)
4. If you could be any creature playing your favorite song, what would the creature be? And what is the song. A squirrel playing look at the light
You can Listen to and/or purchase a good amount of Sin Fang’s catalog on Gogoyoko, including the new album Flowers. he is also on Itunes, and Flowers is available for pre-order or purchase on Feb 5th.