The Not Arcade Fires.
The Not Arcade Fires.
Saying OM&M sounds like Arcade Fire and/or the Decemberists is like saying that Snow Patrol sounds like Radiohead. Just as Snow Patrol sounded like a rip-off of Coldplay who sounded like a rip-off of Travis who sounded like a rip-off of Radiohead, the only way you're getting to the Arcade Fire or the Decemberists from OM&M is by way of bands like Mumford & Sons. if there is such a way to make a connection at all.
This is long form for saying that I don't agree with your opinion at all.
ps Who the fuck is Travis? Some band that you heard on the radio?
Every band sounds like every other band, except that one band who did it first. They're completely different from every one else.
Travis, the drummer from Blink182, right?
Your proximity to large media outlets have destroyed your ability to discern bad from good.
Festival ≠ Touring
It's good that you are basing your rip off accusations on one song (which apparently rips off 2 bands that sound nothing alike) and the fact that they shout "Hey"! No artist did that before Arcade Fire. No artist at all. Also, the Decemberists were the first band to ever use an accordion. Good to know.
qUICK BUMBLEBEE, DO A GOOGLE SEARCH ON THE FIRST BAND TO USE AN ACCORDION
AND LADY AND MAN HARMONIZING
clearly weird al yankovic invented the accordion
Does n e 1 know who's playing Coachella this year?
The Vikings - The Decemberists ripped off the Vikings. They probably also shouted Hey a lot, after a bit of pillaging.
Coachella is cancelled due to the impending apocalypso
Holy FUCK Of Monsters And Men use tempo changes? Call the goddamn time signature police.
Actually I understand what he's trying to say. Folk/indie is a thing now, maaaaaaan. Give it a few more years and it'll be out of your hair.
So what day is Culture Club gonna play?
Muse is playing Vegas dangerously close to Coachella - March 17, 2013.
AFP album 2/25
Not all bands from Iceland are unique and creative I guess..
3rd rate watered down Arcade Mumford Fire!
ps Frankly I don't care if you listen to them or not. Just making my point!
Here I found a great review from NY Times...
Iceland could be a British isle or a Canadian province for Of Monsters and Men, the Icelandic band that headlined Webster Hall on Friday night. Of Monsters and Men connects two strains of Celtic-rooted music that spur robust, foot-stamping singalongs: the sea chantey and the arena-rock chorus, the folky and the anthemic. Its songs regularly ascend from guitar-strumming, accordion-tootling openings to brawny rock marches topped by la-las for the crowd to join, a strategy also used by Mumford & Sons, the Decemberists, Arcade Fire and, in decades past, the Scottish band Big Country.
Another from AV Club!
Album: My Head Is An Animal by Of Monsters And Men (out now on Universal)
Press play if you like: Arcade Fire, The Delgados, The Decemberists, panoramic folk-pop :puke
Some background: Originally founded as a duo by songwriters Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men quickly expanded to a sextet as its homeland popularity grew. A polished folk-pop gem, the group’s debut, My Name Is An Animal, layers rustic folk songs with horns, strings, accordion, and dueling male-female vocals, fueling the soaring, shout-along choruses. The band channels an Arcade Fire influence most prominently on “Six Weeks”—which lifts the charging drum beat from “Wake Up”—and “Mountain Sound” (one of two new tracks for the recent U.S. release of Animal) which follows a winding synth line through a rousing chorus. The quiet slow-burn of “Love Love Love” glides with Hilmarsdóttir’s lilting vocals, while Þórhallsson leads the uplifting “Your Bones." But the male-female vocals also play well off each other. On the bouncy strummer “Sloom,” the two voices weave together to produce honeyed harmonies that buoy the arrangement.