Alongside Sigur Ros, fellow Icelandic experimental band mum had a strong reputation for off-kilter psychedelic works, borrowing influence from multiple genres. While never quite as popular as the former band, mum have been producing plenty of work over the past decade.

The band is planning a release, through their label Morr Music, of early demos from 1998-2000, entitled Early Birds. The 15 track album features heavily experimental tracks from the band’s youth, both erratic and delicate. Early Birds will be available 17 July. Check out the tracklist below.

Early Birds Tracklist:

  • 01 Bak þitt er sem rennibraut
  • 02 Póst póstmaður
  • 03 Gingúrt
  • 04 Glerbrot (Previously lost)
  • 05 Hvernig á að særa vini sína (Previously unreleased)
  • 06 Bak þitt er sem rennibraut (Bústadavegurer fáviti megamix eftir Músíkvat)
  • 07 Insert Coin (Bjarne Riis arcade game mjiks eftir múm)
  • 08 Loksins erum við engin (Natturuoperan song)
  • 09 Náttúrúbúrú 10 0,000Orð
  • 11 lalalala blái hnötturinn
  • 12 múm spilar la la la
  • 13 Hufeland
  • 14 Volkspark Friedrichshain (Previously forgotten)
  • 15 Enginn vildi hlusta á fiðlunginn, því strengir hans vóru slitnir (getiði ekki verið góð við mömmu okkar)