Tag Archives: Sóley

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: Sóley

Iceland breeds some unique vocalists. One of our favorites, who we discovered a few years ago at Icelandic Airwaves Festival is Sóley, a former member of Seabear who has become an acclaimed songwriter on her own. We know we’re not the only ones to fall in love with her, as Sóley’s performance of “I’ll Drown”,Read more...

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Live Video: Sin Fang at KEX Hostel

It was fitting a fitting way to wrap our broadcast at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’12 with Sindri Már Sigfússon and his group Sin Fang. Sindri was one of the first artists we met the first year we arrived in Iceland in 2009, and we recorded him as a solo performer inRead more...

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Live Video: Sóley at KEX Hostel

We first heard Sóley perform a year ago at Gym and Tonic, the back room at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves ’11. We were intrigued by her at then recently released debut LP, We Sink, but hadn’t had time yet to really dig into it. We figured, let’s record a few songs withRead more...

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Song of the Day: Sin Fang - Shine for Me

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 “Shine For Me” by SinRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: Sóley

For the first of many sets during KEXP’s broadcast this week live from KEX hostel in Reykjavík during Iceland Airwaves, the crowds began to fill in quickly at around noon. Excited festival-goers packed in to stake out their spot to see Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley. Also the keyboardist for Seabear and Sin Fang, Sóley Stefánsdóttir releasedRead 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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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: Iceland Sessions, Part 1

Here are a few more videos from our Iceland experience in October. As guests of the country of Iceland during the Airwaves festival, we were able broadcast from the KEX Hostel and host 15 incredible bands (which you can explore here). But we also took full advantage and invaded other bands’ practice spaces, studios, andRead more...

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