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Meet GRÓA, The Teenage Punk Band Tearing Up Reykjavik’s Grassroots Scene

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Meet Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, The Drummer Bringing Latin Jazz to Iceland (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic drummer and songwriter's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Interviews Iceland Airwaves

Endless, Placeless: Iceland’s Laura Secord on DIY Ethics, Ghosting, and ‘Ending Friendships’ (Live Video + Interview)

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview .


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Iceland Airwaves Day 4 Recap: girl in red, Svavar Knútur, Sunna Fridjons, and Grísalappalísa

The final day of our formal radio broadcast concluded with a lineup of acts that worked as the best caffeine alternative we could’ve asked for, along with some introspective Icelandic music to keep our minds buzzing.


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Iceland Airwaves Day 3 Recap: Gabríel Ólafs, GDRN, Seabear, and SONS

Day three was all about the beauty of contrast, ranging from atmospheric compositions to face melting riffs.


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Iceland Airwaves Day 2 Recap: Madame Gandhi, GRÓA, The Holy, and Laura Secord

Our second day at Kex Hostel represented the diverse array of music and nations represented at the festival – from American feminist hip-hop and Finnish post-punk to teenage Icelandic punk and a fiery slowcore act with members from all around the world.


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Iceland Airwaves 2019 Day 1 Recap: Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, Lucy in Blue, and a Choir Singing in a Cave

Once again, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice. Read about the underground music and the actual underground we've experienced in Reykjavik thus far.


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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.

Columns

Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.

Features

Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.

Interviews

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.

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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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