Tag Archives: FM Belfast

Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 1

For the second year in a row, we return to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves festival starting today and running through Sunday. Last year, we had no idea what we were getting into but were immediately struck by the incredibly diverse music of local bands. With a national population of barely half of theRead more...

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Song of the Day: FM Belfast - Synthia

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 thin you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs from local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

We’re sorry to report that Chris Feinstein, bassist and vocalist for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, has passed away. Apparently, the 42-year-old was found at home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unreleased. Beyond the Cardinals, Feinstein has worked with Moby, Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr., and many others.

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Iceland Airwaves... a musical microcosm

Just before the week-long CMJ broadcast, KEXP was invited to cover the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik, where over 215 artists, the majority from Iceland, performed at venues around the city. Iceland itself is a microcosm of a music scene; in a city of only 200,000, comprising two-thirds of the country’s entire population -- whichRead more...

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Iceland Airwaves: Hjaltalin and FM Belfast

Continuing our broadcast of exclusive sessions recorded live in Iceland and shipped to KEXP for you hear on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole the very same day: two more great bands showing the diversity and communality of Rrrreykjavik music. First up, Hjaltalín, who create sublime orchestral pop that has been the highlight of manyRead more...

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