Seabear is an Icelandic indie-folk band from Reykjavik, Iceland. Although hailing from Iceland, they sing primarily in English. They are signed to the Morr Music record label.
Seabear started as a one-man project of Sindri Már Sigfússon. Performing for some time as a trio the Seabear outfit eventually ended up as a six piece.
In 2007 Seabear released their debut album The Ghost That Carried Us Away on Morr Music. The song "Cat Piano" was featured in a BBC advert for Finding Neverland as well as in Season 2, Episode 2 of Gossip Girl and in 2010 "We Built A Fire" was featured in season 6, episode 17 of Gray's Anatomy. Seabear's most renowned song is "I Sing I Swim" - the music video for the song was viewed more than 930,000 times on YouTube as of January 2011.
Seabear's music has been described as "Sufjan Stevens meets an unplugged Arcade Fire" by Clash (magazine). Sindri Már Sigfússon has been called the "Icelandic Beck" by Rolling Stone
In 2008, Sindri Sigfússon released his solo album "Clangour" under the name Sin Fang Bous.
Their second album, 'We Built A Fire" was released March 5th, 2010. The song "Cold Summer" was used in the closing scene of Episode 617 of Grey's Anatomy.
Seabear's first U.S. tour started March 17, 2010, in Austin at South by Southwest.