My blog & an Interview with me is featured in the latest radio show of Blog Fresh Radio @ www.blogfreshradio.com.
Focus on Icelandic band FM Belfast.
WHAT’S BUZZING ON THE MUSIC BLOGS
We’re back to a more standard format on the show this week, following our recent Fall Preview bonanza and Yacht Rock escapades. Standard, but by no means ordinary!
We’ll speak with a guy who blogs exclusively about music from Iceland, and hear about an artist made famous by a gang of South African taxi drivers!
We also have new solo music from the second-best drummer in Aloha, as well as the sockless wonders known as Vampire Weekend. Plus, Abbey’s 2-minute recap from the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, and a rundown of the most-talked-about bands of the week on our Official Blog Fresh Chart. It’s what the world’s best music blogs listen to!
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES/NEW YORK Recap
FUCK BUTTONS vs MOGWAI – ‘Mogwai Fears Satan’
FM BELFAST – ‘Lotus’/’Pump’
FM BELFAST – ‘Underwear’
CALE PARKS – ‘Some Sew, Some Find’
THE OFFICIAL BLOG FRESH CHART
CHAD VAN GAALEN – ‘Poisononous Heads’
DJ MUJAVA – ‘Township Funk’
VAMPIRE WEEKEND – ‘Ottoman’
Icelandic band Skátar will release their new single “Goth bádum megin” (“Goth on Both Sides”) on 7” vinyl and in a downloadable form on 2. October and will celebrate the release with a concert in Kaffibarinn in downtown Reykjavík @ 21:00 2. October.
Two other bands, Sudden Weather Change& Sykur, will also perform.
Following the release, Skátar will tour the country with Bloodgroup, Dlx Atx & Sykur, which ends with their performance at the Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavík on October 18.
In November Skátar will perform at the Swn Festival in Wales.
You can download the song “Party Liners (I Make Blade, You Crusade)” of the Single “Goth báðu megin” for free until the 2. October @ the Grandmothers Records Label site @ www.grandmothersrecords.grapewire.net
Skátar @ www.myspace.com/skatar
Source: Iceland Review
On 2-3. October there will be an Exhibition of 12 prints from the “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” Album deluxe edition by Belgian photographer Eva Vermandel (born in Sint-Niklaas as me, London based since 1996) and a taster of the Film made by Nick Abrahams.
Exhibition @ The Whitechapel Gallery, London, as part of the “Concrete and Glass Event”.
There will be an exhibition in New York & Reykjavík (according to Eva Vermandel in the Belgian TV Program “De Zevende Dag“).
Eva Vermandel @ www.evavermandel.btinternet.co.uk
Concrete and Glass Event 2-3. October 2008 @ www.concreteandglass.co.uk
This exquisitely presented deluxe edition is a unique document of the creation of Sigur Rós’ fifth album in film, photography and music. Given unprecedented access to the final stages of the making and release of the group’s new album, photographer Eva Vermandel and film-maker Nicholas Abrahams create an intimate and revealing portrait of the Icelandic quartet at work on their most immediate record to date. Housed in a large-format, fine weave cloth-bound hardback book, the deluxe edition comprises nearly 200 pages of fine art photographic images, as well as a impressionistic film portrait of Sigur Rós, as they record, mix and master “með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”. Locations include New York, London, Mexico, Reykjavík and beyond, and take in the filming of the “Gobbledigook” video, tour rehearsals, the early shows on the tour, as well as exclusive band interviews relating to the record. Each edition is individually numbered and includes a unique strip of 16mm film taken from the video “gobbledigook” as well as the dvd and album.
192-pages. 300 mm x 240 mm. Includes cd of “með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” and exclusive dvd
Order @ www.sigurros.com