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Watch Of Monsters And Men’s New, Dreamy Video For “Crystals”

Of Monsters And Men, Beneath The SkinIcelandic “hey!” folk balladeers Of Monsters And Men have released a music video for “Crystals,” the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Beneath The Skin.

Visually, the psychedelic, dreamy video evokes both steampunk aesthetics and 1980s kiddie fantasy films like The Neverending StoryLabyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Musically, “Crystals” is consistent with Of Monsters And Men’s usual, chart-topping, epic folk-pop: layered acoustic strumming, hard-charging percussion and lots of “Whoa-ohs!”

Beneath The Skin, the follow up to 2011’s quadruple-platinum My Head Is An Animal, will be released June 9. The band is also currently in the midst of a massive world tour. See below for tourdates, a track list for Beneath The Skin and the video for “Crystals”:

Tour Dates
May 12th – Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
May 17th – Santa Barbara, CA KJEE Summer Round-Up
May 19th – Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 20th – Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 22nd – George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 6th – Mountain View, CA Live 105 BFD
June 16th – London, UK London Forum
June 17th – Paris, France Bataclan
June 19-21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 20th – Hilvarenbeek , Holland – Best Kept Secret
June 19-21 – Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 24th – Zagreb, Croatia INmusic Festival
June 26th – Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
June 27th – Nantes, France Le Stéréolux
June 28 – Marmande, France Festival Garorock
June 30th – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
July 1st – Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
July 3rd – Gdynia, Poland Open’er Festival
July 5th – Turku, Finland Ruisrock Festival
July 7th – Milan, Italy Unaltrofestival
July 8th – Rome , Italy Auditorium Parco della Musica
July 10th – Barcelona, Spain Cruilla Festival
July 11th – Bilbao, Spain BBK Live
July 21st – Melbourne, Australia The Forum
July 22nd – Sydney, Australia State Theater
July 24th – Teninedewa, Australia – Splendour In The Grass
July 26th – Niigata, Japan Fuji Rock
July 31-August 1st – Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
August 2nd – Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
August 8th – Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
August 15th – Elverta, CA Radio 94.7 City of Trees
August 16th – Portland, OR 94.7 Alternative Portland’s Birthday Party
August 19th – Reykjavik, Iceland Harpa
August 20th – Reykjavik, Iceland Harpa
Sept.18-20th – Toronto, CA Toronto Urban Roots Fest
October 2-4th – Austin, TX Austin City Limits
October 9-11 – Austin, TX Austin City Limits
October 29th – Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
October 30th – Stockholm, Sweden Munchenbryggeriet
October 31st – Copenhagen Vega
November 4th – Paris, France Zenith
November 9th – Vienna, Austria Gasometer
November 10th – Florence, Italy Obihall
November 13th – Winterthur, Switzerland – Eishalle Deutweg
November 18th – Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
November 19th – Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
November 20th – Bristol, UK O2 Academy
November 22nd – Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
November 23rd – Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
November 24th – London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
November 26th – Newcastle, UK O2 Academy Newcastle
November 27th – Sheffield, UK O2 Acedemy Sheffield

Beneath The Skin Track List:
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

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