Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 1: Emilíana Torrini

Next on the KEXP Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik was spectacular Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini. Even if you do not know her name, you are still very likely familiar with some of her work. Torrini has participated in a wide variety of projects, including writing and recording music for Lord ofRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 1: Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

First band on air for the 2013 Iceland Airwaves broadcast, live from KEX Hostel, is the 14-man Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band.  First formed in early 2000 for a short series of performances in their native Iceland, the band was reformed in 2007 and released their first studio album Fynkur. In addition to fronting hisRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: The broadcast begins!

This week, KEXP is broadcasting for the third year in a row, during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Starting this morning at 6AM, and running through Friday, November 1, we’re bringing you five bands a day performing live at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik, including Emilíana Torrini, Moses Hightower, Petúr Ben, John Grant, Ásgeir and many others.Read more...

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Song of the Day: My bubba - Poem Found in the Pocket of an Amazon

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 present songs by artists performing the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Today’sRead more...

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Song of the Day: Mono Town - Jackie O

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 present songs by artists performing the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’s featuredRead more...

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Live Video: Ólafur Arnalds

“I know everyone here by name”, Ólafur Arnalds said during his first in-studio performance at KEXP. It was in fact the fifth time the Icelandic composer and performance has recorded with us, though previously it had been within his own apartment in Reykjavik (in both 2010 and 2011), live from KEX Hostel during our 2012Read more...

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Song of the Day: Snorri Helgason - Calling

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 present songs by artists performing the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’s featuredRead more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See the full broadcast schedule here.) To get youRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Kithkin

Few Seattle bands put on as energetic and frenetic of a live show as Kithkin. In keeping with the fantastical woodland creatures they’re named for (from Magic: The Gathering), the group is even known to decorate the stages they play with fir trees and other forest paraphernalia. They are slated to participate in this year’sRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Reykjavik Calling 2013 @ Neumos 10/12

Over the past several years, KEXP and Iceland have developed a mutual relationship of sharing and caring, but no doubt we have been the greater beneficiaries considering the wealth of excellent bands we discover over there. At the end of October, we’ll begin our third year in a row broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves andRead more...

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