Back in November 2018, KEXP took our annual trip to Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Over the span of four days, we broadcasted live from the renowned KEX Hostel, streaming live video of performances from Icelandic artists and other acts from the festival lineup. We’ll be rolling out these videos over the weeks to follow. Today’s feature is up-and-coming Reykjavik duo Bagdad Brothers. Writer Dusty Henry reported:
While their recordings capture the band's dreamiest qualities, the band becomes a different and more tenacious beast. Partly in part due to their expanded live band, including keys, a bass guitarist, and drums. The guitars that were once blissful and hazy become surging and explosive. Daniels is a magnetic, electric, and hilarious front-person. He'd shimmy and convulse across the stage, both with and without an instrument. His vocals punched through the flurry of riffs and hooks, booming into an audience who craved every second of the performance.
Read the full report here.
Recorded November 7, 2018
carlos í mölinni
úr öskunni í eldinn
góðir hálsar / góðar glósur
Brian Eno Says: Quit Your Job
malar í kassanum
Hosts: Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Eyvindur Þorsteinsson
Audio Mixer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt Ogaz
Director: Justin Wilmore
Editor: Alaia D'Alessandro