Tag Archives: Vök

Song of the Day: Vök – BTO

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. This week, we are featuring songs by Icelandic artists performing at the 2017 Iceland Airwaves MusicRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2017: Gabba Gabba Gobbledigook

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. 588 – Iceland Airwaves 2017: Gabba Gabba Gobbledigook DJ KevinRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik 7/14-7/15

Travel to the land of the midnight sun as we journey to Reykjavik, Iceland, once again to join our friends at Kex Hostel for a summer bash. KEXPort celebrates KEXP’s ongoing relationship (now in its sixth year, believe it or not!) with our similarly named hosts of our annual winter broadcast during Iceland Airwaves. WhereasRead more…

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Song of the Day: Vök – Waiting

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Waiting”, a new self-releasedRead more…

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Music That Matters: The Tme|Knwtme Continuum

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. 507 – The Tme|Knwtme Continuum Afternoon Show host Kevin ColeRead more…

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Nordic Playlist with DJ Kevin Cole

KEXP’s own DJ Kevin Cole (our Afternoon Show host and Senior Director of Programming) has curated a special mix for Nordic Playlist, a site that devoted to the best sounds from the North. As he explains to the site, “I went with a mix of mostly newer releases, like the Samaris track, which I love,Read more…

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Music That Matters: The Ups and Downs

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. 503 – The Ups and Downs Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

More sad news from the world of music: producer and manager George Martin passed away peacefully in his London home last night at the age of 90. Martin is often referred to as “The Fifth Beatle,” as he was the one who discovered The Beatles, signing the young band to Parlophone Records in 1962, andRead more…

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Live Video: Vök at Iceland Airwaves

KEXP has been incredibly fortunate to return to Iceland these past six years, not only to discover new artists to share with our listeners, but also to witness the astounding growth of bands like Vök. When we first heard them in 2013, Vök had recently formed, starting as a duo and winning Músíktilraunir (Iceland’s battleRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Vök

Rounding out our last day of the KEXP broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is Icelandic dream-pop band Vök. Formed in 2013 as a duo (singer Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir and saxophonist Andri Már Enoksson) to enter Músíktilraunir (or “Musical Experiment Contest”)–a battle of the bands for young musicians, similar to Seattle’s SoundRead more…

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