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The Music Savage Show | 11.02.2018

It’s time for the annual Iceland Airwaves special! This is my 3rd celebration of the greatness that is Icelandic music and this year is the 20th Anniversary of the festival in 2018. The show will play like it would be my itinerary as I highlight some of the great bands and musicians that will be playing in the many amazing venues in Reykjavik. I also play you some songs from bands/musicians currently on tour and stopping in the Boston area over the next few days, and play some hot tracks from our latest #Hottakes post. I hope you enjoy and…

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Song of the Week | Vök – Night & Day

Photo credit: Sigga Ella In celebration of Iceland Airwaves 2018 the new WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down once again on the beautiful city of Reykjavik and focuses brightly on the brilliant new single, “Night & Day,” from Icelandic trio band Vök. This song is the second taste of new music from the band since the release of their excellent 2017 debut album, Figure, and will be featured on their upcoming sophomore album due out in the spring of 2019. Vök are Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Andri Már (saxophone, synths) & Einar Stef (drums),…

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Tonight | Reykjavik Calling @ Paradise Rock Club w/ JFDR, Sturla Atlas, & Air Traffic Controller

Hey music loving folks it’s that time of year when Boston joins forces with Reykjavik for the annual Taste of Iceland event which brings the culture, cuisine, and music of the country to our fair city every March. Tonight, March 9th, is the fantastic Reykjavik Calling event taking place at our legendary venue Paradise Rock Club! The show is sponsored by WERS and this year’s lineup features JFDR, the solo project of Iceland musician Jófríður Ákadóttir, who has made a name for herself in many beloved bands including Samaris, Pascal Pinon, & Gangly. Her beautiful debut album, Brazil, was released March…

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Song of the Week | Mammút – The Moon Will Never Turn On Me

The latest edition of the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on Reykjavik today as this year’s Iceland Airwaves gets underway and all of the country’s musical talent is on full display for five glorious days. Today’s selection is the amazing song, “The Moon Will Never Turn On Me,” from Reykjavik’s Mammút. It is off their brilliant new album, Kinder Versions, released this summer on Bella Union. The five-piece formed as Mammút in 2004 and quickly gained an audience in their home country after winning Músiktilraunir, which is the Icelandic battle of the bands, that very…

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Song of the Week | East of My Youth – Broken Glass

The new WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines down on Reykjavik and highlights the beautifully majestic single, “Broken Glass,” from Icelandic duo East of My Youth. The new song follows the release of their well received self-titled debut EP, which was released in January through the band’s own label West Of My Future LTD. East Of My Youth have been crafting their brand of ethereal electro-pop since 2015 when high school friends Herdís Stefánsdóttir and Thelma Marín Jónsdóttiran joined their artistic forces together to create a sound that captures the dramatic beauty of Iceland’s sweeping glacier and volcanic landscape. I’d call the duo a…

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New Music | Sóley – Never Cry Moon

Icelandic musician Sóley Stefánsdóttir hails from a small town called Hafnarfjörðu and currently resides in the country’s capital Reykjavík. She was a member of the seven-piece indie-folk band Seabear and in 2010 released her fantastic debut solo EP Theater Island, followed by her first full-length, We Sink, in 2011, and 2015’s Ask the Deep, all on Moor Music. Her beautiful piano playing and ethereal voice have brought accolades from all over the music blogging world and she is a beloved musician in Iceland. Her upcoming album is titled Endless Summer, which is due out May 5th via Morr Music, and I am thrilled to share with you the…

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