Tag Archives: Iceland Airwaves

Win A Trip to Iceland Airwaves 2016!

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should enter the 2016 Iceland Airwaves flyaway contest, but today let’s concentrate on the big one: MUSIC. Every year, music lovers like you return from Reykjavik and rave to us about the cool new bands they discovered at Iceland Airwaves. Longtime KEXP donors Kathleen and Gene,Read more…

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Live Video: Operators at Iceland Airwaves

Dan Boeckner is far from new to Iceland Airwaves, having played in 2006 as Wolf Parade and in 2008 as Handsome Furs. With his most recent project Operators, Boeckner brought in a packed crowd to KEXP’s stage at KEX hostel and an energy that made the normally reserved Airwaves crowd dance so hard it felt likeRead more…

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Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2015, Day 2: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mudhoney, Iceage, and more

Day two of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland was off to a flying start with sets by locals Oyama, NYC’s White Hills, and Philadelphia’s Bardo Pond. Festival attendees crawled out of bed, rubbed sleepy eyes, and stumbled towards Keflavík’s Atlantic Studios in the morning dew. The sky still drizzled, but the rain was slowly clearing, andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more…

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Monday Music News

Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J released this super strange video for their song “Fitzpleasure” from An Awesome Wave today. Directed by Emile Sornin, everything is slightly out of place in the video – the word “pleasure” ripples across black and white footage of a cats cradle being woven, fingers bending into gang signs, a manRead more…

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Video Premiere: Snorri Helgason – Mockingbird

Last year, we had the great fortune to discover Icelandic singer/songwriter Snorri Helgason, whose latest album, Winter Sun, is a stunningly beautiful mix of folky melodies, retro vocal stylings and ambient textures, and features masterful production by Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) and contributions by other notable Icelandic musicians including Sóley Stefánsdóttir (Sóley), GuðmundurRead more…

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Song of the Day: Retro Stefson – Kimba

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. Finally, KEXP has been invited to broadcast live from Iceland, so this week we are featuring songsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Massy Ferguson – Long Time, No See

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection is “Long Time, NoRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves begins… Day 1

writeup by Jim Beckmann photos by Scott Holpainen Iceland Airwaves, the country’s premier music festival, begins today in Reykjavik, and KEXP is there… well, a couple of us at least! Today through Friday, we’re featuring six live bands (two a day) from some of the most buzzworthy bands at the festival — tune in toRead more…

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