Posts tagged "Ólöf Arnalds"

Hear Ólöf Arnalds Cover Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen

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, acoustic arrangements. Hear a cover of Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" as well as a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" (with a… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2011

Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

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 concert to present a slew of shows in a fashion akin to CMJ or SXSW. This year, Stereogum partnered with Iceland Airwaves to More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011

Blonde Redhead, Ólöf Arnalds @ Music Box, Hollywood 11/16/10

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 on the band's material. Ólöf Arnalds used her Icelandic charms to warm up the crowd. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 18, 2010

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

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, Americana, and alt-country roots, featuring Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Caribou, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The New Pornographers, Cymbal… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 13, 2010

Ólöf Arnalds – “Crazy Car” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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 sing-a-long for those of us who don't speak Icelandic. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson does, but he joins Arnalds i… More »

By: brandon / August 24, 2010

Ólöf Arnalds – “Innundir Skinni” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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 that night. (She was Björk's choice for an opening act. Dirty Projectors selected Kurt Weisman.) " Innundir Skinni" is the title track from Arnalds' gorgeou… More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2010

Björk & Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works Bookstore, NYC 5/8/09

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 Friday. Our very own Brandon Stosuy worked tirelessly to conceive and bring it to reality (Brandon is a HW board member and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2009

New Ólöf Arnalds – “Vinur Minn” (Stereogum Premiere)

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 world (I imagine fields, brooks, old stones, ivy). Creating a denser, still crystalline sound, she adds layers and multiple voices on the forthcoming… More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2009

Sigur Rós & Björk Join In Serving Iceland Some “Gobbledigook”

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 of aluminum smelting on Icelandic topography. If you watched the live webcast you already know this, but if not: you are… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2008