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Reykjanes Art Museum

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Published October 28, 2010


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Björk Speaks On Vulnicura And Feminism

Björk Speaks On Vulnicura And Feminism

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Pitchfork have published the first new interview with Björk, in which she discusses the making of Vulnicura. She expresses nervy anticipation of releasing such a personal album into the world: I’m a little nervous. Definitely. Especially coming from an album like Biophilia, which was about the universe. This is more of a traditional singer/songwriter thing. When I started writing, I fought against it. I thought it was way too boring and predictable. But most of the time, it just happens; there’s nothing you can do. You have to let it be what it is. The interview moves on to discusses

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Björk’s Vulnicura To Come Out Worldwide Within 24 Hours

Björk’s Vulnicura To Come Out Worldwide Within 24 Hours

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Björk’s eighth studio album, Vulnicura, has appeared much sooner than expected. After the record leaked onto the internet, Björk has announced via Facebook that the album is to be released worldwide over the next 24 hours – indeed, it’s already available on iTunes in some places. The theme and art concept for the album have also been revealed – the album is about heartbreak, with Björk cast this time as a lank-haired, black-clad figure with a cloven chest, pierced all over her torso with what looks like hundreds of acupuncture needles. Snap-releasing is becoming a recognised tactic for major albums,

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Rauðasandur Hiatus 2015

Rauðasandur Hiatus 2015

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Much to the disappointment of countless music fans, the Rauðasandur Festival will not be held again this year. Rauðasandur has been an annual fixture for the past four years, but two of those four had to be moved to a nearby indoor-site due to adverse weather. The festival is based at a remote farm in the West Fjords on a red beach that is both beautiful and secluded, but, unfortunately, uncooperative when it comes to wind and rain. The festival organisers promise this is only a break, and even suggest they may hold an event or two closer to Reykjavík

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Premiere: New Muck Single And Music Video

Premiere: New Muck Single And Music Video

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The hardcore outfit Muck recently made headlines by signing onto the revered heavy metal record label Prosthetic Records, through which they are releasing their first single and new music video, “My City.” The band has a few things to say about the video: “My City is the first single to appear from our new album. When working on it we gave it the working title of Groove because the main vibe had this weird krautrock/industrial thing going on. My city is about feeling like you’re getting eaten up by routine and trying to work out how to change it. It’s about

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Behold! The Reykjavík Grapevine’s Third Annual Music Awards!

Behold! The Reykjavík Grapevine’s Third Annual Music Awards!

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The following is true: We at The Reykjavík Grapevine really like music. You could say we love it. We love music. Every goddamn person involved in this publication lives and breathes music every hour of every day. Every hour. It’s true. As a matter of fact, many of us were initially drawn to Reykjavík (and subsequently became involved with The Reykjavík Grapevine) following a long-standing fascination with the city’s vibrant music scene and the myriad of wonderful people that make it up. In light of this, it makes sense that we would celebrate the music scene that inspires us daily

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Five Icelandic Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

Five Icelandic Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

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Like we noted in last year’s Straumur Xmas Special, the holidays can be hard on the ears for folks who have a modicum of taste for decent music. It’s a well-known fact that most Icelandic Christmas songs suck pretty hard, but of course there are always some exceptions. You can add the following to last year’s selection. Skakkamanage “Costa Del Jól” This lost pearl of a Christmas song was released by indie band Skakkamanage (led by Svavar Pétur, the man behind Prins Póló) just before Christmas of 2005 and is named after one of Iceland most popular holiday destination, Costa

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