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Ólöf Arnalds' next release will be an EP of covers, where the Icelandic singer/songwriter rephrases songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Russell, Neil Diamond and more using her spare,…   Read Story »
Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It's an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the city's invariably intimate venues acting in…   Read Story »
Blonde Redhead stopped by Los Angeles for two nights at the Music Box in support of their latest album, Penny Sparkle. Their additional keyboard player added new layers of sound putting a sonic twist…   Read Story »
This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year's lineup continued the festival's peripheral deviation from its folk,…   Read Story »
Like her video for "Innundir Skinni," "Crazy Car" has a soft, dreamy logic to it. It's one of three songs on Ólöf Arnalds' Innundir Skinni in English (and it's catchy), so it becomes a default…   Read Story »
Last year's Björk/Dirty Projectors Housing Works benefit resurfaced today as Mount Wittenberg Orca. Now we have a new video from Ólöf Arnalds, the Icelandic singer/songwriter who also performed…   Read Story »
What started as a mutual admiration uncovered by Dirty Projectors' cover of "Hyperballad" for Enjoyed crystallized into an unforgettable evening of Bitte Björka at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo on…   Read Story »
On 2007's Vid og Vid, Ólöf Arnalds makes a lot happen with very few ingredients: The Icelandic singer/songwriter uses her pristine voice and an instrument or two to conjure a strange, mysterious…   Read Story »
Saturday in Reykjavik saw a convergence of four of the world's greatest things -- Sigur Rós, Björk, National Geographic, and free -- for a Náttúra concert to raise awareness about the ill effects…   Read Story »