Back in 2006, Montag Mania released their debut effort, Piraya through their own Love Bomb Music Records to favorable reviews in their native Sweden. And as a result of the buzz from that album, they opened for Daniel Lanois in Stockholm, among other acts. Tropical Birds, the band’s second album establishes the band’s reputation for a sound that deftly mixes indie rock, dance music, and tropicalia. It may remind some listeners of Vampire Weekend — but to me, their sound is much warmer, playful, and much more charming in my opinion, and you can hear it for yourself by checking out the first single from their latest album, “into the Highlife”
If anything with a long, dreary Winter coming to a close, a song that’s so summery and fun seems absolutely necessary.