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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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Live Video: Sóley at KEX Hostel

We first heard Sóley perform a year ago at Gym and Tonic, the back room at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’11. We were intrigued by her at then recently released debut LP, We Sink, but hadn’t had time yet to really dig into it. We figured, let’s record a few songs withRead more…

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