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An eruption of quality music from Iceland

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Artists: Various | Album: This Is Icelandic Indie Music Vol. 2

For some exciting new Icelandic music check out a new compilation released by Record RecordsThis Is Icelandic Indie Music Vol. 2 features thirteen tracks, all of them Record Records artists. The first volume came out in 2013 and was the biggest selling compilation that was released in Iceland that year. 

Record Records is an independent record label based in Reykjavík. The labels roster includes an impressive line-up of artists such as Of Monsters and Men, Bloodgroup, Agent Fresco, Mammút, Ensími, Lára Rúnars, Sykur and more.

All the artist on the new record are members of the label, and the quality of work is extremely high. We have written about many of the tracks here on Icytopics, just click on the links below to read more. You can also listen to the album on Spotify, or download on iTunes or Amazon.  Do it! It’s worth every second of your time…

TRACKLIST

  1. Mammút – Blóðberg
  2. Ojba Rasta – Ég veit ég vona
  3. FM Belfast – Brighter Days
  4. Agent Fresco – Dark Water
  5. Benny Crespo’s Gang – Birthmarks
  6. Leaves – Ocean
  7. Mono Town – Peacemaker
  8. Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay
  9. Lay Low – Gently
  10. Tilbury – Turbulence
  11. Vök – Before
  12. Hymnalaya – In My Early Years
  13. Snorri Helgason – Kveðja

Introducing: Fura

Artist: Fura | Track: Poems of the past

Fura has already played both Iceland Airwaves and Sónar, the two most important festivals in Iceland, which signals that they are an act to keep an eye on. Last year Björt Sigfinnsdóttir started working with production duo Hallur Jónsson and Janus Rasmussen (members of Bloodgroup) and soon they released the first single Demons. 2014 promises the release of their first EP and Poems of the past is the first sample of what is to expect. The melody sounds both anxious and lost. But there is a grandeur in the music also, a fusion of laid-back beats, slow-burnin’ grooves, melancholic lyrics and cinematic atmospherics. We look forward to hearing more…