Tag Archives: Jónas Sigurðsson

Iceland Flyaway Spotlight: Drangar

One of the highlights of last year’s Icelandic Airwaves Festival was the live session we did with Icelandic supergroup Drangar, recorded at Sigur Rós’ Sundlaugin (or “Swimming Pool”) studio. The three bandmates — Mugison, Jónas Sigurðsson and Ómar Guðjónsson — each highly respected musicians with their own projects — joined together over a shared loveRead more...

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Live Video: Drangar

Drangar: their name translates roughly in English to “pillars of rock”, and it’s about as apt a description you’ll find for this Icelandic group, whose members — Mugison, Jónas Sigurðsson and Ómar Guðjónsson — are each highly respected musicians with their own projects. Thanks to the chance occurrence of a snowstorm (okay, not that muchRead more...

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Song of the Day: Drangar - Bál

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “ Bál” by DrangarRead more...

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Iceland Airwaves: Day 2

Today in Reykjavik during the Iceland Airwaves festival, we spent the morning and afternoon at RÚV, the National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, with five Icelandic bands, all of which you can listen to now on demand on our Live In-Studio Performances page. First up, early in the morning was Seabear, one of the more popular IcelandicRead more...

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