Released by Morr Music
Distributed by Morr Music Distribution GmbH
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Release Dates
Worldwide: Mar 04, 2011
US: Mar 15, 2011
UK: Apr 04, 2011


It's been only three years since Iceland's new king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon, began his official recording career. “Summer Echoes”, the new and second album of his solo-project Sin Fang (he dropped the “Bous”) is now already his 4th album release (including 2 records of his other musical outlet Seabear) since 2007. read more...

Quotes

"Sigfússon suffuses his new project with little anxieties and mysteries that have the power to surprise. Sigfússon's cut-and-paste folk manages effortlessly to evoke both the psychedelic rockers of yesteryear and more recent enchanters like Stuart Murdoch and Panda Bear."

Pitchfork

“I’m cancelling that dinner-and-a-movie tonight so I can listen to this 17 times. How did I sleep on this for so long? How does a band like Fleet Foxes get on SNL and a band like this not even get to do a TV on the radio remix? (The lack of facial hair maybe?)

Andrew Kuo, New York Times

... il n’y pas une seconde de ce deuxième opus ensoleillé qui ne se fasse l’écho d’un talent comme on en rencontre rarement dans une vie de mélomane.

Magic Mag 2011

"...Summer Echoes, the harmonious sophomore album from Sin Fang that’s bound to soundtrack hazy baby making from kindred believers"

thefader.com 2011

"There's a sweet-sour quality to these lovely songs that makes them all the more touching. Up or down today, they seem to say, tomorrow will likely be different."

Blurt mag 2011

""a homegrown, fully-fleshed and dexterous record..."

line of best fit 2011

"a kalaidoscopic piece of musicianship"

Subba Cultcha 2011

"The stripped down piano musings of 'Two Boys' creates a brilliantly moving, lonely sound" - ***

Artocker 2011

"a homegrown, fully-fleshed and dexterous record... Summer Echoes demonstrates Sindri Már Sigfússon's progression and immense talent [...]" 8/10

The Line Of Best Fit 2011

"tumbling drums and heavenly harmonies... a unique brand of pastoral dream pop" 7/10

The405





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News

12.12.2013
Sin Fang at KEXP
You may like to download a 30-minute set by Sin Fang, that he did for KEXP – it is here!
24.09.2013
Jónsi remixes Sin Fang
Sin Fang's 'Young Boys' now remixed by Sigur Ros' Jónsi! Premiered via The Line Of Best Fit! A digital release is about to follow, lossless files are available for our subscribers at Morr Music Gold!
18.01.2013
Sin Fang Video premiere
It's ready: Sin Fang's video for 'Look At the Light', the first single from his upcoming album 'Flowers' is now online! Watch it now!

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2014-10-11 Seattle (US)
Neumos
(Reykjavik Calling/ free show)
2014-11-05 Reykjavik (IS)
Harpa Silfurberg
(Iceland Airwaves Festival )
2014-11-06 Reykjavik (IS)
Reykjavik Art Museum
(Iceland Airwaves Festival)

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Young Boys - Jónsi Remix Young Boys - Jónsi Remix
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - Sep 20, 2013
What´s Wrong With Your Eyes What´s Wrong With Your Eyes
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - May 10, 2013
Flowers Flowers
by Sin Fang Morr Music
CD/Digital/LP - Feb 01, 2013
Look At The Light Look At The Light
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - Jan 18, 2013
Half Dreams Half Dreams
by Sin Fang Morr Music
EP/Digital/ - May 25, 2012
Summer Echoes Summer Echoes
by Sin Fang Morr Music
CD/LP/Digital/ - Mar 04, 2011
Because Of The Blood / Two Boys Because Of The Blood / Two Boys
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Feb 04, 2011
Landslide/ The Only Living Boy in New York Landslide/ The Only Living Boy in New York
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Dec 10, 2010
Clangour Clangour
by Sin Fang Bous Morr Music
CD/LP/Digital - Feb 06, 2009
Advent In Ives Garden / Clangour And Flutes Advent In Ives Garden / Clangour And Flutes
by Sin Fang Bous A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Oct 24, 2008

Sin Fang. Summer Echoes

Morr Music - morr 104

It's been only three years since Iceland's new king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon, began his official recording career. “Summer Echoes”, the new and second album of his solo-project Sin Fang (he dropped the “Bous”) is now already his 4th album release (including 2 records of his other musical outlet Seabear) since 2007. The album oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity - vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous - while retaining the own stark originality of this uber-talented artist and producer.
And Sigfússon is a pretty unlikely ambassador of the Icelandic indie pop scene: in his teens he was a skateboard and Hip Hop aficionado, his arms are covered with a colourful mess of self designed tattoos and besides doing visual arts his true favourite obsessions are soccer and pizza: what makes him pretty much an antidote to the all too present cliché of the Icelandic nature boy.
Sigfússon didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 20 but after graduating from art academy and moving to London he became sick and bought his first proper home recording equipment from the insurance money he got. And within just a few years, his infamous work ethic (he has a very strict 9 to 5 routine working on songs in his basement studio) and distinctive do-it-yourself production style culminated in the Sin Fang (Bous) debut album “Clangour” which was released on Morr Music in 2009 to worldwide acclaim and suddenly propelled him in the midst of a new wave of bands redefining the indie rock game in thus far unexpected directions. Enthusiastic media and blog coverage and live shows in Europe, North America and Brazil followed.
After having set himself the task of playing all instruments on his debut solo album "Clangour", this time around Sigfússon wanted to move closer to the sound of a live band and recruited a number of his friends from Múm, Amiina and Seabear to record “Summer Echoes” in his own studio and Sigur Rós Sundlaugin studio. The arrangements are more band oriented, grander in scope and more transparent than their predecessor’s and there is a diverse breadth of sounds across "Summer Echoes" dozen songs, reaching from a heart-breaking intimate piano ballad like “Two Boys” to sudden outbursts of guitar noise in “Bruises”. Not even the one-off appearance of synthetic beats in "Sing For A Dream" sound out of place when drenched in Sin Fang's signature layered wash of sound and it is the album's first single, "Because Of The Blood" that encapsulates the essence of this album in an euphoric orchestral pop song that manages to merge epic tune sculpting with several layers of choir abundance.
The fact that Sigfússon did not only write all the music but also was doing most of the recording and production promises a lot for his future and “Summer Echoes” conveys the feeling that the real story has only just begun: and in fact a next Sin Fang album is already fully written and Sigfússon shows no willingness to slow down.
Summer Echoes will be released on Morr Music in March 2011. A limited edition Sin Fang 7" featuring the non-album coverversions of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy In New York" is available as of December 2010 while the album's first single, "Because Of The Blood/Two Boys" will be out in February 2011. The artwork for the release was done together with Sigfússons partner Inga Birgisdóttir.
“I’m cancelling that dinner-and-a-movie tonight so I can listen to this 17 times. How did I sleep on this for so long? How does a band like Fleet Foxes get on SNL and a band like this not even get to do a TV on the radio remix? (The lack of facial hair maybe?)
(The artist Andrew Kuo in the New York Times)

Cat.no.: morr 104
Format: CD/LP/Digital/

Tracklisting
1. Easier
2. Bruises
3. Fall Down Slow
4. Because Of The Blood
5. Rituals
6. Always Everything
7. Sing From Dream
8. Nineteen
9. Choir
10. Two Boys
11. Nothings
12. Slow Lights

Release Dates:
Mar 04, 2011 (Worldwide)
Mar 15, 2011 (US)
Apr 04, 2011 (UK)