Saturday, October 24th, 2009
CONTEST – Mum @ The Phoenix – October 27, 2009
Hordur SveinssonThey may have lost their most recognizable features when the Valtysdottir twins left the band some years ago and took with them the voices that gave their breakout record Finally We Are No One its uniquely childlike and otherworldly qualities, but Iceland’s Mum have soldiered on. Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know is the outfit’s fifth release and reflects the continued evolution of their lineup from conventional band into loose collective and their sound from tinkertoy electronica to toybox orchestra.
And their fanbase also continues to grow, as evidenced by their playing one of the larger rooms in the city – The Phoenix – when they visit Toronto on October 27. Tickets are $20 in advance but courtesy of Rootmeansquare, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want my Mum” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, October 25.