Defying its humble beginnings as the lo-fi solo project of Icelandic singer/multi-instrumentalist Sindri Már Sigfússon, Seabear has morphed into a rambling experimental/indie/folk septet. Joining Sigfússon (whose unassisted musings are now released via his Sin Fang Bous moniker on Morr Music and feature on our Frukie stream) are Gudbjörg Hlin Gudmundsdottir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Halldór Ragnarsson, Örn Ingi Ágústsson, Kjartan Bragi Bjarnason and Sóley Stefánsdóttir – all working in a wide range of solo-, band- (Kimono, Skakkamanage) and visual arts-projects in their own right.
This is the first single from the upcoming second Seabear album “We Built A Fire”. While “Lion Face Boy” features the classic Seabear indie-folk-virtues, the flipside “Cold Summer” surprises with an intense and unsettling ballad that breaks new territory and sees the band depart from the radically naive songwriting they have been so far renowned for.
Seabear started out as a one man project of singer/guitarist Sindri Már Sigfússon but grew into todays collective of 7 Icelanders with their debut album “The Ghost That Carried Us Away” in 2007 which can be heard on the Frukie stream. Seabear will release their second album alongside the “While The Fire Dies” 6-Song EP in March 2010.
You can hear the EP and purchse it here.