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Live Video: Samaris

Whether it’s their surroundings, the air, the water, the isolation or a communal appreciation of the arts, something has given Icelanders a lock on creating otherworldly sonic landscapes. Sigur Rós and Björk are of course the most famous of them, but if you’ve been listening to KEXP’s broadcasts from Iceland Airwaves over the past sixRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s mind-boggling how a place so small can create so much terrific music. This year, as I was compiling my list of top Icelandic releases, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d find as many great albums as last year and the year before. Would I find ten? Twenty? Actually, as it turns out, aRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends TODAY, Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead 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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Monday Music News

Following up their recent Grammy win, Bon Iver just released a new video for their latest single, “Towers.” Once again, frontman Justin Vernon worked with Nabil Elderkin, who also directed Bon Iver’s Icelanderiffic “Holocene” video. Check out the new video now: Speaking of Iceland, the country’s premier music festival, Iceland Airwaves, has announced the firstRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1

Three amazing days live in Reykjavik during Airwaves ’11 set the bar impossibly high for KEXP’s first international broadcast. As guests of Iceland, we took over the charming yet hip KEX Hostel in Reykjavik and hosted 15 bands live on air. Most of the acts were local and largely unheard outside of Iceland, but itRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Wednesday: Samaris

The three young students who make up Samaris are barely of age, but have already won the Iceland Music Experiments (the country’s renowned battle of the bands competition). The youngsters draw their influences from the likes of James Blake, Fever Ray, Flying Lotus, and Massive Attack, building on experimental electronics, dubstep, trip-hop, and downtempo beats.Read 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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