Stop & Listen

Myndra Street Performance in Reykjavik, Iceland I was strolling up Laugavegur a few weeks ago, enjoying the summer hubub and lazily passing the day wandering, when I passed by Myndra having an informal performance. I sat down and listened for a half an hour. If you’ve never heard of them, check out their music.  And always stop for street performances, because you never know what you may have stumbled upon. Myndra Street Performance in Reykjavik, Iceland [These shots are 35mm taken with a disposable film camera]

Tónlist Tuesday: Sin Fang

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Sin Fang is the  solo project of  “Iceland’s new king of lo-fi layered lushness,” Sindri Már Sigfússon. If you like his solo work, check out his work in Seabear. His most recent album, Flowers, is a “beautiful collection of tracks, occasionally soaring in an ethereal soundscape, sometimes jangling around with rock sensibilities, but always grounded with thoughtful lyricism. It’s catchy and sweet, but powerful. There’s an optimism present that illuminates folk undertones and electronic flourishes—as the genre is frequently referred to as ‘folktronica.'” (quote via)

Tónlist Tuesday: Iceland is chock full of fantastic bands in every genre. I’ve posted about a few of them before, but in a more organized effort to share this marvelous music with you, I’ll  be posting about a new Icelandic band every most Tuesdays (Tónlist is the Icelandic word for music). I’d really appreciate your feedback on the bands I share and any suggestions for upcoming features. And, as always, thanks for reading and sharing my posts.