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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 4: Exclusive Online Streaming!

Good morning campers. The sun is shining bright and clear here in Reykjavik. We will admit we had actually forgotten what blue skies looked like. It turns out it is absolutely beautiful in this chilly city! The golden sun bouncing off a calmer sea and kissing snow covered mountains in the distance is enough toRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: HAM

Holy hell, what an epic finish! Legendary Icelandic band HAM took over Kex Hostel for our final show of the day from Iceland Airwaves. And when we say took over, we really mean it. These heavy rockers formed in 1984, but it was a series of opening gigs for The Sugarcubes in 1988 that beganRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Kimono

  It’s gusting something fierce out in the dark Reykjavik night. But it’s warm and cozy here in Kex Hostel as our live broadcast continues. Our fourth Iceland Airwaves act of the day was rock trio Kimono, heavy, loud, and a bit dark. They formed in 2001 as an instrumental post-rock band, but have evolved over the years toRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Prins Póló

Our third act at our awesome off venue stage at Kex Hostel show of the day live from Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik was Prins Póló (this also happens to be the name of a Polish chocolate bar here in Iceland, but we assure you it was the artist, not the candy, that we broadcast live). Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson took the name PrinsRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Young Karin

Our second Iceland Airwaves band of the day live from Kex Hostel in downtown Reykjavik was Icelandic trip hop and electro pop group Young Karin, played Bumbershoot in Seattle this year. They are a new band, having formed just last year. But they are already garnering attention at home and abroad. They have one EP outRead more…

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Song of the Day: Low Roar – Easy Way Out

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we’re presenting songs by artists performing at the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’sRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: La Luz

Our first live act of the day at Kex Hostel from Iceland Airwaves is fresh off a plane from Amsterdam. But you’ll surely recognize them as Seattle’s own garage surf outfit La Luz. We’ve been spinning this all female quartet’s 2013 Hardly Art/Sub Pop album It’s Alive and done several in studio sessions with them. They’veRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Have Fun Every Day, All Future!

We woke up Kex Hostel this morning with a surprise dorm room performance by DJ flugvél & geimskip, who rolled in all her equipment on a cart equipped with a speaker, lit incense, turned on some DJ lights, and greeted the sleepy travelers with charming electronic backed songs about evil cats, magic window snakes, and aRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Hermigervill

One might have thought that after the wild party thrown by FM Belfast, Kex would have calmed down a bit. But the beer fueled buzz continued and the room stayed full. We closed out an amazing second day of our Iceland Airwaves broadcast live at Kex Hostel in downtown Reykjavik with yet another dose of fun electronicRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: FM Belfast

Did you come to Iceland Airwaves to lose your mind? FM Belfast and their fans certainly did. Our fourth show of the day at Kex Hostel was Iceland’s highest energy party act, as we once again featured the typically headlining band in this very intimate space during our broadcast. This electro pop outfit has aRead more…

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