Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

Song of the Day: Emmsjé Gauti – Strákarnir

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 are featuring songs by artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: It’s Starting!

It’s an unseasonably nice day here in Reykjavik (with no signs of rain, snow, or blustering winds) on the first day of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Fans have come from around the world to experience the electric energy of the legendary Icelandic music scene, condensed spectacularly into five days of non-stop music. Though the festival doesn’t officially beginRead more…

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Song of the Day: East of My Youth – Only Lover

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 are featuring songs by artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fufanu – Will We Last

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 are featuring songs by artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 484 – Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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Photos: Reykjavik Calling 2015 at Neumos

Last weekend saw the return of Reykjavik Calling, the annual showcase featuring artists from sister cities Reykjavik and Seattle. Each year, KEXP curates the bill, selecting likeminded artists whose complementary styles might lead to fruitful collaboration. This year, we made our choices with a mind toward Iceland’s 2015 centennial of women’s right to vote inRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling 2015

This Saturday, October 10th, KEXP presents the Sixth Annual Reykjavik Calling at Neumos, a free showcase pairing artists from Iceland’s burgeoning music scene with your favorite Seattle musicians. Local artist Briana Marela opens the show. Though based here in Seattle, she recorded her most recent album in Reykjavic, with Sigur Rós producer Alex Somers. TheRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Úlfur Eldjárn – Poyekhali!

“Music” and “space” form an undeniable symbiosis. We use each word to describe the other all the time, yet in truth, the one cannot exist in the other. The only sound of the spheres is in our minds. But what great imaginations we have. Over the years, many sonic explorers have reached far into theRead more…

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KEXP Video Premiere: Mr. Silla – Breathe

It’s hard to describe our anticipation for the full-length debut from Mr. Silla. We’ve featured Sigurlaug Gisladóttir, a longtime member of Icelandic band múm, with her own project for the past few years — recording her first in her own Reykjavik studio in 2011, then during our broadcast at Iceland Airwaves in 2013, and againRead more…

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Song of the Day: Vök – If I Was

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “If I Was” byRead more…

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