Live Video: Low Roar

Live Video, Iceland Airwaves
Jim Beckmann
photo by Amber Zbitnoff (view set)

The otherworldliness of Iceland's landscape is never lost on those who live or travel there. Not just a land of fire and ice, it is also a land of light and dark, starkness and majesty, community and isolation. The only thing that isn't a wonder about Iceland is how artists of all kinds echo its unique beauty in their own work. Upon moving to Reykjavik, former Bay Area musician Ryan Karazija inevitably traded the sunnier vibes and swelling melodies of his previous band, Audrye Sessions, for the rich atmosphere, deep introspection, and epically grand sounds of Low Roar. Just before we ourselves headed out to Iceland for KEXP's broadcast during Iceland Airwaves, Low Roar returned to the West Coast, as touring support for Ásgeir, and stopped by our studio. Prepare to enter a dynamic world of beauty with Karazija, and bandmates Logi Guðmundsson (drums and keys) and Leifur Björnsson (keys and samples), as they transport soggy Seattle to the glacial expanse of the alluring arctic nation.

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