|HUDSON, NY – November 26, 2019: Hudson Hall is excited to welcome Icelandic pop experimentalists múm for a rare live U.S. performance in celebration of the 20thanniversary of the release of its renowned album Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Was OK on Saturday, March 25, 2020. The concert serves as the band’s first domestic performance in over two-years and kicks off a short string of tour dates throughout the U.S., including a performance at the epic and eclectic Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. Tickets for múm at Hudson Hall are now on sale to members at hudsonhall.org or by phone at (518) 822-1438, and will be on sale to the public on November 29th at 9am (EST).
Hailing from Iceland, múm got their start in the late 90s and immediately garnered global attention in 2000 for their critical favorite album, Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Was OK, which cemented the music group’s influence in both the electronic and global music world. Best known for their sweeping, ocean-like epic tracks that pull the listener out to sea with a tide of electronic glitches, ambient pulses, feathery vocals, and traditional and unconventional instrumentation, múm deftly creates unique and otherworldly soundscapes. Since their initial success, they have released six full albums, as well as a mountain of other music, singles, EP’s, collaborations, theater and film music. In 2013, múm released a single with Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue, “Whistle”, from the film Jack & Diane for which the band composed the original score the year before. Múm has also composed for theater, most notably two radio theater plays, winning the Nordic Radio Theater Prize in 2005, and recorded their own soundtrack for the classic Sergei Eisenstein film, Battleship Potemkin. The band, never known to shy away from a creative or experimental stretch, once convinced the city of Reykjavik to purchase underwater speakers from the U.S. military so they could perform a concert in a public pool. The audience had to submerge their ears in order to hear the music.
The concert at Hudson Hall (performed without a large body of water) is their first U.S. show since a one-night engagement at Carnegie Hall in 2018, and marks the kick off to a mini-tour and a celebration of two decades of musical transcendence and experimentation.
múm Tour Dates
March 25 – Hudson, NY @ Hudson Hall
March 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
March 28 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
March 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theatre
April 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 6 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Praise for múm:
“This is what electronic music should be.” – TinyMixTapes.com
“It’s completely irresistible and feels so joyful and alive, about as far as you could get from introverted ambience.” – Drowned in Sound
“Iceland’s leading electronic band” – Rolling Stone
“The untapped market of small-scale heartstring-tugging is where múm made their home on Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today is OK, and it’s possible that in the 20 years since it came out, nobody has done it better.” – Spectrum Culture
“Aglow with creative energy and eccentricity, this is beautiful stuff.”
– Guardian UK
“…one of the most deeply, purely emotionally affecting albums of the year” – Pitchfork