Tag Archives: Who Knew

Live Video: Who Knew

When we first heard Icelandic band Who Knew a few years ago, we fell in love. Their upbeat rock anthems and impassioned delivery reminded us of some of our favorite indie groups closer to home — in fact, their similarity to Spencer Krug’s on Wolf Parade was hard to deny. But like all Icelandic bandsRead more…

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Live at Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 2 at RÚV

After a long and varied first day of performances at RÚV, we had no expectations for the second day, other than that no matter what kind of music each band was playing — straight-forward pop, multi-genre art rock, moody post-rock, or whatever — every session would be expertly played and ultimately captivating. Starting off theRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves: Day 3

We spent our third day in Reykjavík during the Iceland Airwaves festival again at RÚV, the National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, with five more Icelandic bands showcasing a diversity and across-the-board rad musicianship you just won’t find anywhere else. Our host once more was the very amusing elder statesman of Icelandic rock Einar Örn (The Sugarcubes,Read more…

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Iceland Airwaves 2010: Day 1

For the second year in a row, we return to Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves festival starting today and running through Sunday. Last year, we had no idea what we were getting into but were immediately struck by the incredibly diverse music of local bands. With a national population of barely half of theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Who Knew – Made Believe

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by MiddayRead more…

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