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Live Video: Mammút at Iceland Airwaves

To call Mammút‘s live act “emotive” is a huge understatement. Frontwoman Kata Mogensen seems to enter a completely different state onstage, even covering herself in fake blood or painting her face ominously, while the rest of the band unleashes a colossal sound. We’ve been fortunate to watch the young group rise to the front ofRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Mammút

Our third live show of the day from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was Mammút. This rock band won acclaim with their latest album Komdu til mín svarta systir (Come to Me, My Dark Sister), scoring eight nominations at the 2013 Icelandic Music Awards. Eventually they snagged wins for best album, song, and album cover of the year. We’veRead more…

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Live Review: All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2014

This weekend was without a doubt the best music festival I’ve ever been to. I still haven’t been to the greats like SXSW or Primavera Sound, but All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland went above and beyond your run-of-the-mill weekend festivals like Coachella, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Thoughtful curation of music, film, and DJs, and aRead more…

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Iceland Flyaway Spotlight: Mammút

One of the joys of returning to Iceland year after year is watching young bands grow up. All teenagers when they began in 2004, and some were even still when we first discovered them back in 2009, Mammút have honed their emotionally expressive and dynamic sound over the past years into an award winning combination.Read more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Inform, Educate, Entertain

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 394 – Inform, Educate, Entertain Music is the perfect companion.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Mammút – Salt

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Salt” by Mammút fromRead more…

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s enough to make you curl up screaming in the fetal position – the number of amazing Icelandic releases in 2013, that is. As if 2012 wasn’t already such a great year, but damn, 2013 proves there’s no end to the wealth of talent on the arctic island. Since they’re each so great in differentRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2

Our second day broadcasting at the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’11 was another huge success. We almost felt guilty bringing five more performances from some of the very best and most popular artists Iceland has to offer — Jóhann Jóhannsson, who started off the day, is a world renowned composer, producer arrangerRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Thursday: Mammút

Accentuating the diversity of Icelandic music, Mammút followed up Jóhann Jóhannsson’s etherial sound with a heavy dose of emotive rock. Like their name suggests, the teenage band is comparatively a wooly mammoth of noise. But more than just noisemakers, Mammút write catchy songs that critics and fans love, and they were winners a few yearsRead more…

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KEXP Flyaway: Win a trip to Iceland and the Airwaves Music Festival

Over the years, we at KEXP have been excited about the amazing talent produced in the very small country of Iceland, and over the past two years, we’ve gone to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival to capture some of it. While Björk and Sigur Ros are among the most famous Icelandic exports, hundreds of otherRead more…

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