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Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves is Here Again!

It’s Tuesday afternoon here in charming Reykjavik, Iceland, and the city is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. People are talking about new bands, comparing notes and schedules, and are preparing for five full days jam-packed with live music fro...


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Iceland Airwaves Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Hórmónar – Kynsvelt

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring song...


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Iceland Airwaves Song of the Day The Afternoon Show w/ Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Vök – BTO

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring song...


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Iceland Airwaves Music That Matters

Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2017: Gabba Gabba Gobbledigook

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists.


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Iceland Airwaves Winner Spotlight: Calley Morrison

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to win a trip to Iceland Airwaves, the magical music discovery festival that takes place in the land of volcanoes and glaciers? We asked last year's winner, Calley Morrison, to share some of her experiences with us. Keep reading to learn more about what ma...


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Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik 7/14-7/15

Travel to the land of the midnight sun as we journey to Reykjavik, Iceland, once again to join our friends at Kex Hostel for a summer bash. KEXPort celebrates KEXP's ongoing relationship (now in its sixth year, believe it or not!) with our similarly named hosts of our annual winter broadcast duri...


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Iceland Airwaves Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Fufanu - Sports

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the M...


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Iceland Airwaves KEXP Premiere Song of the Day

Song of the Day & Premiere: JFDR - Wires

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the ...


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Dream Wife

Closing out a fantastic week of music live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival were London-based power-pop trio Dream Wife. The band is comprised of London-based musicians Alice and Bella, and Icelandic singer Rakel, who are known for their super-fun performances and strange, beaut...


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Andy Svarthol

Next on the KEXP live video stream from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was brand-new band Andy Svarthol. Comprised of brothers Egill and Bjarki Hreinn Viðarsson). Andy Svarthol came together in 2015 after Egill’s other project Nóra went on hiatus. They aren’t even in the festival’s...


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Mammút

Next on the KEXP video stream live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival were genre-bending Icelandic post-punk band Mammút. Formed as a trio called ROK in 2003, the band expanded in 2004 and changed their name before winning Iceland’s Músiktilraunir (a battle of the bands similar to...


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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Let's Eat Grandma

A sizable crowd gathered at KEX Hostel quite early in the day to catch strange and wonderful music from young English experimental electro-pop duo Let's Eat Grandma. The teenage band is comprised of lifelong best friends Rosa and Jenny, who display wisdom and musical prowess well beyond their yea...


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