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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.

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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