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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 2: Pétur Ben

KEXP broadcast live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves is Icelandic artist Pétur Ben. He first came into the spotlight following his collaboration with Icelandic virtuoso Mugisonm and the following year he released his debut record, Wine for My Weakness, and won an Icelandic Music Award for best alternative album. God’s Lonely Man, the followupRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: Day 2 begins!

This week, KEXP is broadcasting for the third year in a row, during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Now through Friday, November 1, we’re bringing you five bands a day performing live at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik, including Emilíana Torrini, Moses Hightower, Petúr Ben, John Grant, Ásgeir and many others. Today’s all-Icelandic lineup includes stellar singer-songwritersRead more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 379 - Iceland Airwaves 2013 Preview

KEXP is back in Iceland this week, broadcasting live during Iceland Airwaves KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. On Wednesday, October 30, through Friday, November 1, we present 15 bands live on air, including Moses Hightower, Emilíana Torrini, Ásgeir, John Grant, Pétur Ben, Mono Town and many others. (See the full broadcast schedule here.) To get youRead more...

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Song of the Day: Pétur Ben - Cold War Baby

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Cold War Baby” by IcelandicRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends today, Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites right now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if yourRead more...

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Music That Matters, Vol. 328 - Iceland Airwaves 2012 Preview

This week, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012, where once again we’ll feature live performances from bands each day, some you’ve heard before and others you probably haven’t... nor can probably even pronounce! It’s the sheer talent and diversity of Iceland music that keeps bringing usRead more...

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Live Video: More Reasons to Love Iceland

As if you really needed more! But yes, it’s all about Iceland these next few weeks as we gear up for our return to Reykjavik later this month to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012. Why do we keep going back to this small island nation with a population of about half the size of Seattle?Read more...

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Live Video: Reykjavik Calling at The Crocodile

As part of our ongoing effort to promote cultural exchange between Seattle and Iceland, KEXP teamed up with City of Reykjavik, Seattle City of Music Festival, and sponsors Icelandair and Iceland Naturally, to bring a night of free music at The Crocodile last November. The lineup of artists for the “Sister City Showcase: Reykjavik Calling”Read more...

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This Friday: Reykjavík Is Calling You!

What makes Reykjavík a sister city to Seattle? Cold, rainy weather? Long summer days and even longer winter nights? A lot of great music coming from a relatively small area? Find out this Friday, November 5th, by joining KEXP at the Crocodile for Reykjavik Calling, a cultural exchange between Seattle and Reykjavík. For this freeRead more...

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