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Track Of The Issue: Sindri Eldon – “Honeydew”

Track Of The Issue: Sindri Eldon – “Honeydew”

From ‘Bitter & Resentful’

Published September 12, 2014

If garage rock from the mid-90s is your kind of thing, then you, my friend, are going to love Sindri Eldon. Although the artist may be in his late twenties, he channels his inner cynical teenage self through his music, as can be clearly heard in “Honeydew.” The lyrics focus on a quintessential teenage problem: whether to make someone feel better by saying you love them when you don’t. The sound may be garage-y, but the arrangement is anything but sloppy, as the ever-so-slightly lazy bass, lightly distorted guitars and snappy drums all get a chance to shine before coming together in the chorus.

Take a trip down memory lane, and check out the song’s video, too, as it is absolutely smashing in its early-MTV-esque purposeful amateurishness. It also portrays Sindri in his three true forms: shaved, stubbly and bearded.

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Get The Track! Rökkurró – Blue Skies

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Track Of The Issue: Kælan Mikla’s “Ekkert nema ég”

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Check Out Our Fancy Airwaves 2014 Compilation!

Check Out Our Fancy Airwaves 2014 Compilation!

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Hey folks! It’s Iceland Airwaves time yet again. With 219 artists performing, we didn’t feel right just picking one for our track of issue, so we instead reached out to a shitload of bands performing and made this playlist for you all. With 58 contributing artists, the list clocks in at just over four hours, and you can download the whole thing for free here (that’s a torrent file, which means you’ll need a torrent programme, such as μTorrent). Check it out! kimono – Spectres Lily the Kid – PEDRO Berndsen – Game of Chance Védís – White Picket Fence Kira Kira

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Here is a short editorial, inspired by the late, great Bill Gates and his vision, which continues to warm our hearts and our thighs through our pockets, via sturdy, glowing Gorilla Glass: Here’s to the volcanos. The eruptions. The shaking moneymakers. The ones who remind the world that, yes, we exist. While some may see them as extremely dangerous and not to be trifled with, we see them as tremendous opportunities for market expansion, advanced brand awareness building and vast merchandizing profits. Because the people who are arrogant enough to shamelessly exploit potentially catastrophic events, are the ones who make bank.

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Free Track: Prins Póló’s “París Norðursins”

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You won’t find Prins Póló’s unexpected summer hit “París norðursins” (“Paris Of The North”) on the act’s recent LP ‘Sorrí’ (‘Sorry’). Written and recorded specifically for the purpose, the song features in a highly anticipated film of the same name, which hits theatres in early September and should be pretty great if the Prince’s contribution is anything to go by. The track’s steadily humming, upbeat bass line is accompanied with occasional keys and distorted guitar segments, all wrapped up in a fun and danceable package. Hiding behind that cheerful façade are lyrics that explore a recurring bitter theme in Icelandic

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