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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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Live at Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 2 at RÚV

After a long and varied first day of performances at RÚV, we had no expectations for the second day, other than that no matter what kind of music each band was playing -- straight-forward pop, multi-genre art rock, moody post-rock, or whatever -- every session would be expertly played and ultimately captivating. Starting off theRead more...

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Iceland Airwaves: Day 3

We spent our third day in Reykjavík during the Iceland Airwaves festival again at RÚV, the National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, with five more Icelandic bands showcasing a diversity and across-the-board rad musicianship you just won’t find anywhere else. Our host once more was the very amusing elder statesman of Icelandic rock Einar Örn (The Sugarcubes,Read more...

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