Be on the lookout for Ásgeir, a young musician from Iceland who is making waves in the folk, alternative scene. In receiving an abundance of praise before the release of his English album version In the Silence last month, he has already won 4 Icelandic Music Awards, as well as a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize. Take a listen as he and his performing comrade serenade the cozy Little House of Music a few kilometres outside of Reykjavik. Enjoy!
Find a free download of a few of his tracks from In the Silence HERE
Who else is tempted to travel to Iceland after seeing that Little Music House?
I've long been a fan of what Noisetrade has brought to music fans and artists alike: A portal to untapped musical talent for fans and an untapped fan base for artists. Noisetrade aids everyone in their pursuit for a more intriguing song supply, and now they've added books to that interest quest. Not that I'm a prime example of a bookworm looking for more printed material to burrow into... I'm just a fan of what this great site is providing! So good on ya, Noisetrade, keep it up.
So check out books.noisetrade.com to download some interesting free ebooks (and a tip wouldn't hurt the author...).
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends! As tradition always insists, I will once again share a top ten list of my favourite albums from this past year. I'll also include a favourite track (though it was hard to choose just one) per album as a nice listening sample. Here we go...
10. Said the Whale - hawaiii
(Guess who's featured at the end of this song? Hint: He also features on this list... )
9. Kodaline - In a Perfect World
8. Lorde - Pure Heroine
(It was a 2-in-1, so I kinda cheated here...)
7. Güngör - I Am Mountain
6. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
5. Royal Canoe - Today We're Believers
(It was so hard to choose just one from this album... But on SoundCloud you are able to stream the entire thing! Check them out if you haven't!)
4. Shad - Flying Colours
(You can also stream the entire album on SoundCloud... and yes, Shad features on "Resolutions" for Said the Whale!)
3. Jars of Clay - Inland
2. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
(ps the sound quality does NOT do this track justice!)
ANNND my #1 album of 2013 goes to...
1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Please, feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions! Have a safe and fun New Years' celebration! CHEERS