When I first heard My Head is an Animal, I thought, “My God, this new Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes album is so much better than the first.” But, no, this isn’t that band I once heard Patton Oswalt mock almost to their faces. It’s in fact as Icelandic band that channels Edward Sharpe’s folky, fun spirit and mixes it with a healthy Arcade Fire, kitchen sink approach. It’s exactly the kind of music I fall for, but try not to make a big deal out of it. They’ve been getting a lot of play on The End these last few months, “Little Talks” got a lot of movie trailer play, and this album came out in 2011 in Iceland, but I still can’t get enough of it.
Coincidentally, I’m not that big a fan of the new Edward Sharpe album.
Favorite Tracks: “Mountain Sound,” “Little Talks,” “Your Bones”