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NEW ALBUM: Of Monsters And Men 'Beneath The Skin' June 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OF MONSTERS AND MEN TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM BENEATH THE SKIN JUNE 9

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FIRST SINGLE “CRYSTALS”

BENEATH THE SKIN TRACKLISTING REVEALED

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS SPRING LAUNCHES MAY 4 IN TORONTO

 

(TORONTO – 17 March, 2015) – OF MONSTERS AND MEN have announced 09 June, 2015 as the release date for their long awaited second full-length album, Beneath The Skin Republic Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet also debuted the first single “Crystals” yesterday. With the announcement, the digital pre-order is now live at participating digital retailers and it includes an immediate download of Crystals” with purchase. The song’s official lyric video was also released on VEVO. You can view it HERE. Beyond the single "Crystals," the standard edition of Beneath The Skin includes eleven tracks, while the deluxe edition features the bonus tracks "Backyard" and "Winter Sound". In addition, it boasts a remix of "Black Water" by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and a remix of "I Of The Storm" by Jonsi (Sigur Ros) collaborator, Alex Somers. Pre-order the deluxe version HERE. As an added bonus, fans who pre-order through the OF MONSTERS AND MEN official site will receive early pre-sale access for tickets to their upcoming headline tour dates. (www.ofmonstersandmen.com). The group spent the past year working on Beneath The Skin with co-producer Rich Costey [Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, Interpol] between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. They began teasing the first single, “Crystals” last week with a special trailer unveiling the single’s title and release date. Leading up to the release, OF MONSTERS AND MEN will embark on their world tour beginning May 4 at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario. They play North American major markets before heading overseas for the tour’s European leg. Expect more big things from OF MONSTERS AND MEN very soon. OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the triple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group have delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as  Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show, and Saturday Night Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Confirmed 2015 Canadian Tour Dates May 4th              Toronto, ON                  Massey Hall August 7-9        Squamish, BC               Squamish Valley Music Festival Beneath The Skin Track Listing: Standard:
  1. Crystals
  2. Human
  3. Hunger
  4. Wolves Without Teeth
  5. Empire
  6. Slow Life
  7. Organs
  8. Black Water
  9. Thousand Eyes
  10. I Of The Storm
  11. We Sink
  Included on Deluxe:
  1. Backyard
  2. Winter Sound
  3. Black Water (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear Remix)
  4. I Of The Storm (Alex Somers Remix)
  Of Monsters and Men Links www.ofmonstersandmen.com www.facebook.com/ofmonstersandmen twitter.com/monstersandmen instagram.com/ofmonstersandmen/ VEVO: www.youtube.com/user/OfMonstersAndMenVEVO YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/monstersandmen   -30-