Trúbatrixur on a Tour around the Island in June – Album "Taka 1" is out on 2. June

Trúbatrix Tour

Trúbatrixur Girls/Ladies released their first Album “Taka 1” & will be released on 2. June. The disc contains 17 songs by 17. Icelandic female artists of the Trúbatrix collective.
They go around Ísland (aka Iceland aka Niceland aka Sliceland) in collaboration/supported by Kraumur & Rás 2 .
All Tour Dates:
Start: Always @ 20:00
2. June @ Café Rósenberg @ Reykjavik: Release Party
3. June @ Kaffi 59 @ Grundafjörður
4. June @ Græni Hatturinn @ Akureyri
5. June @ Kaffi Sæli @Tálknafirði
6. June @ Edinborg @ Ísafjörður
11. June @ Draugasetrið @ Stokkseyri
12. June @ Pakkhúsið @ Höfn í Hornafirði
13. June @ Hótel Aldan @ Seyðisfjörður
Entrance: 500 IKR
www.myspace.com/trubatrix

Emiliana Torrini "Big Jumps" Acoustic & "Jungle Drum" Live @ RTE

Emiliana Torrini goes acoustic: “Big Jumps
www.youtube.com/v/OP5MzaHYMyI&hl&fmt=18

Jungle Drum” @ Spanish TV Channel RTE
www.youtube.com/v/6FBFBJQ_Fjw&hl&fmt=18

www.emilianatorrini.com

Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen Concert for Dalai Lama 2. June 2009

Sigur Rós to Open for Dalai Lama
Steindór Andersen has confirmed that he and Sigur Rós without Jónsi will open for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is giving a lecture in Iceland on Tuesday. They will be joined by other Odin’s Raven Magic collaborators Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, María Huld Markan & Páll from Húsafell.
“We thought of it as, we’re giving him a gift,” Andersen told Morgunblaðið, “We’re really pleased to have been asked to play for him.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be coming to Iceland from 1. -3. June of this year, sponsored by the Dalai Lama Society of Iceland. During part of his visit, he will give a lecture on 2 June, 15:00 @ Laugurdagshöll, where he will discuss ways to happiness in human life, and then take questions from the audience. Sold out already.
The set will be comprised of parts from odin’s raven magic as well as ‘Rímur’ chanting by Steindór. The band will be performing without Jónsi as he is currently in London working on his solo album.
Source: Grapevine
www.grapevine.is
www.sigur-ros.co.uk

"Láttu mig vera" @ Menningarnótt 2008 @ Reykjavik Art Museum

Rockband 200.000 naglbítar & Lúðrasveit verkalýðsins @ Reykjavik Art Museum during culture night in Reykjavik. The two bands performed the hit song “Láttu mig vera“.
www.youtube.com/v/psH0QpYKMx0&hl&fmt=18

New múm Album: "Sing along to songs you don’t know! – Release Dates

múm Statement
Our new LP will be called Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know! and it’s coming out on Hostess in Japan on the 19. August, Morr Music in Europe on the 24. August, and on Euphono in the US on the 8. September and at other times in other places we haven’t quite worked out yet.
www.mum.is
Gatchan82 of
http://paisajesmusicales.blogspot.com/ did let me know they played 7 new songs on 22. May @ Burgos.
Pictures @ www.flickr.com/photos/mum_theband/3572548405/

New Sigur Rós nearly completed

New Sigur Rós album near completion
Sigur Rós have been at work in their Sundlaugin studio in álafoss the past few weeks recording a full length album, which is now nearing completion. Orri told Morgunblaðið Newspaper today that the recordings have been going very well and that the album is taking form as a slower and more ambient record than Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust & Takk…. He also describes the music as melodic but much less noisy and more “out there” than previous albums. The album does not have a release date set but is expected to be released sometime next year.
Sources:
www.mbl.is/mm/frettir/innlent/2009/05/28/sigur_ros_klarar_nyja_plotu/
www.sigur-ros.co.uk

Ólöf Arnalds 3 more shows @ NYC in June / Second Album finished

Ólöf Arnalds finished her 2nd Album
Icelandic folk chanteuse Ólöf Arnalds returns to NYC in June for three more shows.
Ólöf’s debut was “Við og Við“, produced by Kjartan Sveinsson from Sigur Rós. It won Best Alternative Album @ the Iceland Music Awards as well as Record of the Year at Iceland’s largest daily newspaper, Morgunblaðið. 2008 saw Ólöf play festivals throughout Europe. Highlights include sharing a three-way bill with Björk and Sigur Rós at Iceland’s Náttúra concert, and opening for Björk in Athens, Greece.
Ólöf has just finished recording her second solo album which was once again produced by Kjartan Sveinsson along with Skuli Sverrisson (Laurie Anderson), Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy), and Davíð Þór Jónsson (Mugison).
www.myspace.com/olofarnalds
Concert dates:
1.
Sycamore Brooklyn
10. June @ 9pm
www.sycamorebrooklyn.com
2.
Uncensored Interview Presents
Ólöf Arnalds on 11. June @ Union Pool
With François Virot, Lisa Li-Lund, Sharon Van Etten, Ivana XL
3.
Brooklyn Vegan Presents
Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, 12. June
Ólöf Arnalds w/ John Vanderslice & The Tallest Man On Earth & one more artist TBA
Source: IMX
www.icelandmusic.is