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. Today’s feature is Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant, who made his fourth appearance on KEXP's Iceland broadcast. Writer Dusty Henry reported:
Prior to his set, I sat in on a chat with Kevin Cole and Meyvant in which Meyvant was lavishing his praise for Curtis Mayfield. Once he started playing on the Kex stage, it all suddenly made sense. These new songs are Meyvant at his most soulful, his raspy croon aching over arrangements lavished with transcendent organ tones, trumpets, and saxophones. Meyvant and his band feel like they could've stepped out of a smoky, 70s Detroit nightclub. It's the best kind of time warp. For half an hour it didn't even feel like we were in Iceland, even if the band sounded cool as a glacier.
Read the full report here.
Until The Last Minute
Across The Borders
Lay Your Head
Let It Pass
Punch Through The Night
Hosts: Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Eyvindur Þorsteinsson
Audio Mixing: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt Ogaz
Director & Editor: Justin Wilmore