Ever since I was a child listening to rock radio playing incredibly hard songs by incredibly hard bands my parents wouldn’t let me listen to (such as Poison and White Snake), I’ve hated the term “Rocktober.” However, since it’s October and rock music is no longer popular and/or relevant, I’ve decided I’m going to give you ten songs per day by a new(ish) band you might not have heard of

In the past year, Of Monsters and Men have absolutely skyrocketed on my all-time list of favorite Icelandic bands. See ya later Sigur Rós. It was nice knowing you Björk. They’ve been on a meteoric rise since they formed in 2010, signed with a label just 20 months ago, and released their first (and only) album a year ago.

Their debut album (featured below) is phenomenal. If you are a fan of Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, or any other really good band with indie/folksie roots, you’ve got to do yourself a favor and check them out.

For a first time band that plays indie music, they’ve got a really big sound. Co-lead singers Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson, besides both having awesome names, harmonize really well together and sound like they’ve been working together for decades.