This is the second post in a mini-series exploring the music of Iceland. If you missed the first installment, you can view it here. If you don't feel like going back and looking at that post, I understand – because I don't feel like writing a new intro for this one. So here's how I led into the videos last time for those of you who missed it...
"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..."
(*I have heard of Bjork before, and have been a big fan for a dozen years or more. All the rest are new to me...)
1) Apparat Organ Quartet ~ "123 Forever"
2) Bang Gang ~ "The World Is Gray"
3) Benny Crespo's Gang ~ "Night Time"
3) Björk ~ "It's Oh So Quiet"
5) Bloodgroup ~ "Overload"
6) Borko ~ "Born To Be Free"
7) Dark Harvest ~ "Sunny Valentino"
8) Dikta ~ "Thank You"
9) FM BELFAST ~ "Underwear"
10) For A Minor Reflection ~ "Dansi Dans"
11) Hafdis Huld ~ "Synchronised Swimmers"
12) Jónsi ~ "Go Do"
13) Lay Low ~ "Please Don't Hate Me"