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    Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:33:57

    Song of the Week: Of Monsters and Men - "Crystals" - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    Of Monsters and Men recently released their new single “Crystals,” and it’s ARTISTdirect.com’s “Song of the Week!” “Crystals” is the kind of lush, lithe, and luminous alternative folk that turned countless fans into believers when the Icelandic group released My Head Is an Animal stateside back in 2012. In essence, “Crystals” picks up where the group’s multiplatinum smash “Little Talks” left off—you know you love that song! “Crystals” has got a robust, cinematic refrain that resounds brilliantly, colored by gorgeous harmonies and an almost-tribal percussive stomp. You could easily hear this over a movie trailer or on the main stage of Coachella, igniting a massive sing-a-long amongst the audience. “Crystals” feels like a true treasure, carrying the spirit of the group beyond the heavens.

    “Crystals” is only the first taste of Beneath the Skin, which hits stores on June 9, 2015 via Republic Records. Co-produced by Rich Costey [Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster the People, Interpol], the album’s got all the makings of one of the year’s biggest and best releases.

    For now, you can enjoy “Crystals” over and over again. Listen to it below and get ready to dive Beneath the Skin to the heart of Of Monsters and Men.

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