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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

Sunny rhythms from Icelandic Idol Anna Hlín

Artist: Anna Hlín | Single: Everybody´s saying

Sit back, relax and sip your lemonade. Anna Hlín delivers this sunny and happy crossover reggae-pop-tune in perfect time for the summer. Everybody´s saying is made in the fine tradition of the Icelandic reggae scene, where bands like Hjálmar and Ojba Rasta has paved the way. 

Anna Hlín finished second in the 2009 Icelandic Idol. Now she lives in Norway, recording and producing music for others and herself. She has released two albums Kaerleikur and All Souled Out and is hard at work recording her new album that she hopes will be finished next year. We´re looking forward to hearing the result…