Seabear is an Icelandic seven-piece indie-folk band from Reykjavík. 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 in 2003. Performing for some time as a trio from 2005, the band grew to seven pieces in 2006. Other members of Seabear are Halldór (Klúbba-Dóri) Ragnarsson, Örn Ingi, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, Kjartan Bragi Bjarnason, Guðbjörg Hlín and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir. In 2008 Ingibjörg stopped playing live with the band in order to concentrate on her career as a visual artist.
In 2007 Seabear released its debut album, The Ghost That Carried Us Away, on Morr Music. Its second LP, We Built A Fire, was released in March 2010. The band's music has been described as "Sufjan Stevens meets an unplugged Arcade Fire" by Clash. Sindri Már Sigfússon has been called the "Icelandic Beck" by Rolling Stone. Its best known song is "I Sing I Swim". It featured on Grey's Anatomy in 2010, and the video for the song has been viewed more than 1,400,000 times on YouTube. The song "Cold Summer", from We Built A Fire, was used in the closing scene of Episode 617 of Grey's Anatomy. The song "Cat Piano", from The Ghost That Carried Us Away, was featured in a BBC advert for Finding Neverland, as well as on Gossip Girl in 2008 (Season 2, Episode 2). The band has toured Europe and the U.S. and played numerous festivals.