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defying its humble beginnings as the lo-fi solo project of icelandic singer / multi-instrumentalist sindri mar sigfusson, seabear has morphed into a rambling experimental / indie / folk septet. joining sigfusson (whose unassisted musings are now released via his sin fang bous moniker which prompted rolling stone to call him the 'icelandic beck') are gudbjorg hlin gudmundsdottir, ingibjorg birgisdottir, halldor ragnarsson, orn ingi agstsson, kjartan bragi bjarnason
and soley stefansdottir - all working in a wide range of solo -, band - (kimono, skakkamanage) and visual arts-projects in their own right. for their second full length lp, 'we built a fire', all members of the band had equal input in the writing process, thereby creating seabear's first real collective album. there is something instantly familiar about seabear's songs that resonates with fans and critics alike. despite scant promotion and airplay behind their debut album release, 2007's 'the ghost that carried us away', their songs and animated videos were a social media hit generating millions of plays. it's a very icelandic diy setup - their music is recorded by the band in their basement studio with its apple carton covered walls.
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