múm announce fall tour

múm (pronounced [muːm], “moom”)** is an experimental Icelandic pop group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, eccentric beats and colorful effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.

múm will be touring this fall in support of their fifth studio album, entitled Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know, released on FatCat September 22, 2009.  múm have never walked the well trodden path. Since the the beginning of múm, they have always gone their own way, the way their creativeness and their music has been excessively difficult to pin down and anticipate. Originally a duo, the band has expanded and contracted like a beating mammalian heart in the 12 years of being and has counted 15 – 20 people along the way.

The collective now consists of founding members Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason and for touring and recording, this lineup is expanded to include their friends Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (trumpet / piano/ keyboards), Hildur Guðnadóttir (cello / vocals), Sigurlaug Gísladóttir (Vocals / ukulele/ various), Róbert Reynisson (guitars/ukulele’s)  and Finlander, Samuli Kosminen (drums / percussion).  The musical group sometimes extends to Ólöf Arnalds, Högni Egilsson, Ólafur Björn Ólafsson and Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir as well as a neverending family of friends and musicians who may join at the drop of a hat.

MÚM TOUR DATES

Oct 21 The Somerville Theatre – Somerville, Massachusetts

Oct 22 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct 23 Black Cat – Washington DC, Washington DC

Oct 24 Le Poisson Rouge – NY, New York

Oct 25 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, Massachusetts

Oct 26 Le National – Montreal, Quebec

Oct 27 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Ontario

Oct 28 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, Illinois

Oct 29 McGuire Theater – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nov 1 Marquee Room – Calgary, Alberta

Nov 2 Richards on Richards  – Vancouver, British Columbia

Nov 3 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, Washington

Nov 4 Aladdin Theater – Portland, Oregon

Nov 5 The Independent – San Francisco, California

Nov 6 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, California

Nov 7 Yost Theatre – Santa Ana, California

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