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múm wants you to Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know

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    In the latest example of Iceland’s current economic meltdown having absolutely no effect on the quality of music being shelled out by its bands, múm has announced plans for its latest studio album, Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know. In fact, the state of the band’s native country actually served as the inspiration for the 12-track effort. “The album’s serene idealism is, in part, a reaction to the turbulent political situation surrounding its composition,” the issued press release explains.

    Also included on the album, which was recorded in four different countries, is a sound described are songs “brimming with unusual sounds,” the result of such elements as piano, hammered dulcimer, a string quartet, marimbas, guitars, ukuleles, and even a parakeet — yes, a parakeet can apparently be heard singing on several tracks. Talk about mixing things up.

    Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know hits stores on September 22nd via Euphono Records. múm will support the release with a North American tour this fall.

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    Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know Tracklist:
    01. If I Were A Fish
    02. Sing Along
    03. Prophecies And Reversed Memories
    04. A River Don’t Stop To Breathe
    05. The Smell Of Today Is Sweet Like Breastmilk In The Wind
    06. Show Me
    07. Húllabbalabbalúú
    08. Blow Your Nose
    09. Kay-ray-kú-kú-kó-kex
    10. The Last Shapes Of Never
    11. Illuminated
    12. Ladies Of The New Century

    múm 2009 Tour Dates:
    07/12 – Brighton, UK @ Loop Festival
    07/13 – London, UK @ Tabernacle
    08/14 – Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae
    08/15 – Edinburgh, UK @ Studio 24
    08/17 – Cardiff, UK @ National Museum of Wales
    08/18 – Norwich, UK @ Norwich Art Center
    09/19 – Kawasaki, JP @ Taico Club Festival
    10/21 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
    10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    10/23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    10/24 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    10/26 – Montreal, QC @ Le Montreal
    10/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
    10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ McGuire Theater
    11/01 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room
    11/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard on Richards
    11/03 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
    11/04 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
    11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    11/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    11/07 – Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theatre

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