Ahead of their highly-anticipated comeback album Fever Dream, Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men shared the official music video for their new single ‘Alligator’.
Shot in their native Iceland, the visual sees vocalist Nanna Hilmarsdóttir live out a fever dream of her own, wandering around an eerie hotel and embracing her reptilian side as the rest of the band hides behind masks.
“It was two days of pure madness, battling the elements while shooting in Iceland and inside one of Iceland’s most haunted hotels,” said of the band on their experience shooting the striking visual.
Since releasing their new single back in May, the indie outfit has been back in full swing, performing ‘Alligator’ on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hilmarsdóttir also spoke to NME about their new record Fever Dream, set for release on 26 July and the origins of ‘Alligator’, which started out as a dance track.
“It was very deep into the writing process, which was very different this time around,” said Hilmarsdóttir. “Usually I’d write on an acoustic guitar and Raggi [Þórhallsson, guitarist and singer] would flesh it out in a very singer-songwriter kind of way. I’d just become sick of it. I was really craving new and something challenging. Whenever I picked up a guitar, I felt like I knew what was coming – so I was looking for ways to expand myself.”
This fall, the band will return to the US for their headlining ‘Fever Dream’ tour with stops throughout North America. The tour kicks off on 2 September in Washington DC with stops at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, the Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco before concluding on 28 September in Vancouver, BC.
Visit the official artist site for ticket details and check out the full itinerary below.
Fever Dream 2019 North American Tour
September 4: Washington, DC The Anthem
September 5: New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
September 7: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
September 8: Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
September 10: Philadelphia, PA The Met
September 11: Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
September 13: Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
September 14: Minneapolis, MN Surly Brewing Festival Field
September 16: Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
September 17: Ogden, UT Ogden Twilight at the Ogden Amphitheater
September 19: Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21: Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival
September 22: Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
September 24: San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 26: Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
September 27: Portland, OR Edgefield
September 28: Vancouver, BC UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre