Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan
Avey Tare from Animal Collective and Kría Brekkan (Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, former lead singer to Icelandic band múm) have apparently been married since 2007 and live in NYC together.
How did I miss hearing about this? I've been an avid múm fan for years now and I was sad when she left the band. Her ghostly child-like voice has sung me through the rainy days for a while now.
I just saw Animal Collective @ the Fonda on Thursday... total mind blow. Avey Tare is most of the voice behind AC. His ethereal-yet-organic guitar catches and phenomenal vocal range have launched the group to the head of a new generation of expirmental music. Merriweather Post Pavillion is the talk of the town (and rightly so) and never grows old in my head.
They recorded an album together on Paw Tracks titled "Pullhair Rubeye". All the tracks are reversed and was rumored to have been released as a way of messing with album leakers. That is a whole different can of worms.
A kind Ms. Burbach pointed me towards this video:
This video is one of the sweetest most tender things I have ever seen. The song is light and sweet. The stolen glances between the married couple just fills my heart with a hope that marriage may not be dead. As much as it leaves a thick taste in my mouth, this video makes me want to fall in love.
Ya. I said it.
-jc del barco ii