Stranded In Stereo: Iceland Airwaves '07: Reykjavik!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Iceland Airwaves '07: Reykjavik!

We're one week away from the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Next week, bands from around the world and their native Iceland will touch down on Reykjavik for five days of music and all that comes with your typical festival fun.

Keeping up with our little preview spiel, this week I felt we'd pay tribute to the location of the festival (Reykjavik) with something by the band
Reykjavik! The exclamation point is included in the band's name, yes, and it's with good reason. The band's music explodes like the piece of punctuation at the end of their name. Taking plays from the books of At The Drive-In and Trail of Dead, the band recently spent the weekend at the Pop Montreal festival making new fans there. Back home, critics have hailed their debut (Glacial Landscapes, Religion, Oppression, and Alcohol) as one of the year's finest records. From the songs I've heard, and the one you can download to your right, this band definitely knows what to do. And I think next year could be the year Reykjavik! could be put on the map.

In other Iceland news, the full schedule for this year's festival has been announced. Feel free to head over to the official website and see who you can see when.

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