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The return of Benny Crespo’s Gang


Artist: Benny Crespo’s Gang | Single: Birthmarks

It’s been a while, but now it’s happening. Seven years after the release of their first album, Benny Crespo’s Gang are putting the finishing touches on their second album Minor Mistakes.

They describe themselves as “A progressive rock band that evokes the quirky fuzz of Sonic Youth and the dirty sludge of Queens of the Stone Age The band is co-fronted by both Helgi and Lovisa and together they sound majestically refreshing.”

Their self-titled debut album came in 2007 and immediately received critical acclaim, earning them three nominations at the Icelandic Music Awards, including newcomer and album of the year .

You can get a taste of the new album and see the video for Birthmarks on their Facebook-page.

Dramatic and cinematic teaser from Agent Fresco

Artist: Agent Fresco | Teaser: Dark Water

They’ve got the poetic lyrics, the nonlinear arrangements, melodies you can drown in and neckbreaker riffs alternating with swaying metallic grooves. Arnór Dan Arnarson, the front man, has a soothing, melodic voice that fits perfectly. His vocals hit every range from quiet whispers to falsetto notes to hard rock screams. Their numerous styles don’t always blend perfectly, but they create a solid sound that defines the band. 

Now it’s time for Agent Fresco to release their long-awaited second album. They’ve got a new single called Dark Water coming out soon, and it’s definitely something to look forward to. Check out the teaser trailer above by Bowen Staines.