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MORR118 - EP/Digital/

Release Dates
Worldwide: May 25, 2012


Vinyl edition includes a free download of the EP! Sindri Már Sigfússon, better known as Sing Fang – and as someone who grew up with summer in his heart and on his mind (skateboarding, eating pizza, reading the German “Bravo”) –, called his last album “Summer Echoes”, and even though there was yet another long winter in-between, his new EP “Half Dreams”, dropping only a year after the album, follows in the same vein: It’s not echoes, but omens in this case, harbingers of a summer that has yet to come. read more...

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Sin Fang: Half Dreams

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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
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Shows

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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All releases by Sin Fang:

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. Half Dreams

Morr Music - MORR118

Vinyl edition includes a free download of the EP!
Sindri Már Sigfússon, better known as Sing Fang – and as someone who grew up with summer in his heart and on his mind (skateboarding, eating pizza, reading the German “Bravo”) –, called his last album “Summer Echoes”, and even though there was yet another long winter in-between, his new EP “Half Dreams”, dropping only a year after the album, follows in the same vein: It’s not echoes, but omens in this case, harbingers of a summer that has yet to come. Only a few seconds into “Half Dreams”, and this is blatantly obvious: the guitar is there, the voice(s), everything is switched on, going heads over heels, a-tumble, and it feels like running out into nature after months of hibernation. It might sound like a dream, but Seabear’s founder and mastermind, who, unsurprisingly, also creates stunning visual art, hardly ever sounded this joyous and awake.
“Half Dreams” is not all exuberance though: “I won’t be afraid anymore,” Sin Fang sings on the rather dramatic and majestic sounding “Walk With You”, one of five new tracks he presents on this EP. It’s a haunting tune, a circumnavigation of musical worlds, almost an Icelandic R&B track of sorts, with slow beats, glockenspiel, again many layers of vocals, and bittersweet overtones (or undercurrents), like resolutions for the season to come: let’s not forget how bad things were, how stuck we felt, but it has to change, cannot go on like this.
And it doesn’t: the guitar he picked up rather late – he was already in his twenties – is at the core of the obscurely beeping “Shine For Me”, strummed chords at first to wash over hazy vocals, campfire-style, then vast landscapes busted open, lots of room, again more of that element he’s so in love with: the human voice. Here it shines again, this unique take on (indie) pop that Sigfússon has developed over the last four albums (two solo albums and two Seabear records). In fact, it shines like a freshly done tattoo, some blood mixed in as well, and it’s going to last just as long.
Having recently presented his visual skills in a limited edition book with Múm’s Örvar, Sin Fang (no more Bous, in case you didn’t notice), a collector of prison tattoo designs from Iceland, finishes the new EP with some instantly recognizable “sha-la-la-la” sing-along vocals (“Strange House”) for those hours spent on an ideal, imaginary beach that feels like the year 1962 or 1969, and then, lastly, “It’s Not There”: his take on off-beat stomping, beats made for dancing and chanting, a celebration of “not-quite-knowing” and nevertheless going on, even stronger than before.
A few weeks before “Half Dreams” was finished, there was a flood in the studio where Sin Fang was working on the final mix. (No cat was injured or forced to take a bath, rest assured.) The surprisingly cold water must have washed away the last bit of doubt and uncertainty, only to expose something he knew all along: that honest songwriting serves as the ultimate war paint.

Cat.no.: MORR118
Format: EP/Digital/

Tracklisting
1. Only Eyes
2. Walk With You
3. Shine For Me
4. Strange House
5. It's Not There

Release Dates:
May 25, 2012 (Worldwide)