Tag Archives: KEX Hostel

Live Video: múm at Iceland Airwaves 2013

Each time we’ve gone back to Iceland over the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to discover and share with KEXP listeners quite a few bands who might not otherwise leave their shores. For every Sugarcubes and Sigur Rós, we found dozens of others, like Hjaltalín, Ásgeir, Of Monsters and Men (back in 2010!), LayRead more...

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Live Video: Caveman at Iceland Airwaves 2013

Our broadcast during Iceland Airwaves isn’t always about the Iceland bands. While we do enjoy spotlighting groups that KEXP listeners might not otherwise hear, we also love to share with our Nordic friends some of our own favorites, like NYC’s Caveman, whose lush, dreamy indie pop sound translates to all cultures and climates. We’ve hostedRead more...

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KEXP at KEXPort 2013

Last Saturday, our friends at KEX Hostel, hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast over the past two years, threw a party under our shared name... all the way in Reykjavik! KEXPort has become both a welcoming landing spot for KEXP as well as a conduit for Icelandic artists to reach the ears of KEXP listeners.Read more...

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik

KEX Hostel, our friendly hosts for KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves broadcast each year, are throwing a party tomorrow honoring our ongoing collaboration. The aptly named KEXPort features a marathon set of 12 bands in 12 hours, barely scratching the surface of the available talent in Reykjavik, and includes current KEXP favorites like Hjaltalín, Moses Hightower, andRead more...

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Live Video: Mr. Silla at KEX Hostel

Another Icelandic band whose debut we are eagerly looking forward to is Mr. Silla, a “supergroup” of sorts, led by Sigurlaug Gísladóttir (a.k.a. Silla) of of múm, and members of Sin Fang, amiina, Seabear, Tilbury and other great bands. We caught them in their studio a year ago, when they had just a few songs,Read more...

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Live Video: Sólstafir at KEX Hostel

It might surprise listeners that Iceland isn’t chock full of death metal bands like some other Nordic nations. The small music-loving community needs only so much Cookie Monster-esque guttural growling, after all, and so the heavier sounding bands tend to explore other regions. Icelandic group Sólstafir, for instance, seem to travel vast aural distances, acrossRead more...

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Live Video: FM Belfast at KEX Hostel

The last thing you want to see at Iceland Airwaves is FM Belfast. Literally. The Icelandic group usually blows out the festival with an outrageous dance riot on the final night, and no matter how large the room, it’s always packed shoulder to shoulder with bouncing bodies. And you thought they might pair it downRead more...

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Live Video: Ojba Rasta at KEX Hostel

Rocksteady riddims from Reykjavik! Icelandic irie! We could go on, but the novelty of Icelandic reggae wears off as soon as Ojba Rasta’s grooves begin. We featured young, 11-member Icelandic band recently as a Song of the Day podcast and then live on air during KEXP’s broadcast from Iceland Airwaves ’12. Their appeal, though, isRead more...

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Live Video: Ólafur Arnalds at KEX Hostel

On listening to the gentle touch and swelling beauty of songs like “Ljósið”, it’s hard to imagine that Ólafur Arnalds‘s roots are in hardcore and metal. The 26-year old Icelandic composer, producer, and performer has earned international acclaim with his “new classical” compositions, which tap directly into the indie music fans who seem less likelyRead more...

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Live Video: Retro Stefson at KEX Hostel

As if broadcasting 15 bands live on air during our broadcast from Iceland Airwaves wasn’t enough, we couldn’t help ourselves from recording as much local music as possible -- there are just too many great bands on that small island nation! Throughout the week, we found ourselves invading bands’ practice spaces, studios, and even theirRead more...

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