Regular readers of this blog may recall from previous posts that I am slightly obsessed with the country of Iceland. I revel in any and all opportunities to discover more about this wonderfully enigmatic island nation.
This time around, I decided to explore the modern music of Iceland. And I was delighted – but not altogether surprised – to find that Icelandic bands are producing music that's not only on par with, but in some cases far superior to the music of the rest of the world. Here's a smattering of songs by bands I'd heretofore never heard of, but with whom I am now enamored. I hope you'll enjoy listening to these as much as I did...
(There will probably be at least one more of these posts in the days ahead; so if you like it, you're in luck! If you don't, consider yourself forewarned!)
1) Árstíðir ~ "Shades"
2) Cheek Mountain Thief ~ "Cheek Mountain"
3) Feldberg ~ "Dreamin'"
4) Hjálmar ~ "Borgin"
5) Hjaltalin ~ "Feels Like Sugar"
6) Klassart ~ "Thangad Til Tad Tekst"
7) Of Monsters And Men ~ "Little Talks"
8) AMPOP ~ "My Delusions"
9) Sigur Ros ~ "Glósóli"
10) Valdimar ~ "Yfir Borgina"
11) Agent Fresco ~ "Implosions"
12) GusGus ~ "Over"
13) Amiina ~ "Sicsak"