Tag Archives: Of Monsters and Men

2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read 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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Live Video: Of Monsters and Men at Iceland Airwaves

Easily the most buzzed about band during Iceland Airwaves this year (not counting Björk’s amazing performance of Biophilia), Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men are poised to the next international cross-over stars! The six piece indie-folk group immediately bring to mind other acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Head and the Heart andRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Thursday: Of Monsters and Men

Poised to blow worldwide, Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men were the talk of this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival. Singer/guitarists Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Raggi þórhallsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, and guitarist Brynjar Leifsson have been making waves in the international music scene since their 2010 win of Músiktilraunir, Iceland’s national battle of the bands. AlthoughRead more…

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KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves Broadcast Preview!

Starting this Wednesday, join KEXP for our first EVER international broadcast! Live from the land of fire and ice, KEXP’s broadcast will include fifteen exclusive live performances from the aptly named KEX Hostel in Reykjavík for the Iceland Airwaves music festival! The broadcast begins this Wednesday, October 12, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PacificRead 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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Song of the Day: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Live Video: Inside the Icelandic Music Scene, Part 1

At KEXP, we go out of our way to help listeners discover new music, no matter where it might come from. In Seattle and the rest of the U.S., it’s fairly easy to encounter a wealth of great new bands as hundreds of CDs get sent to us every week. But in other countries, it’sRead more…

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