Icelandic artist Sóley of Seabear/Sin Fang is going solo and will be releasing her debut solo full-length "We sink" on September 2 via . Download the lead single "I'll drown" and get more info here: http://www.morrmusic.com/artist/S%C3%B3ley/fdl/ndw7s31
Iceland Music Export on "Iceland: Beyond Sigur Rós", a new not-for-profit 30m documentary on the Icelandic music scene which is available for free streaming online: http://www.icelandmusic.is/News/1684/Iceland--Beyond-Sigur-Ros---New-Music-Documentary--/default.aspx
Featured artists include Ólafur Arnalds, Hafdis Huld, Mugison, Bloodgroup, For A Minor Reflection, Seabear and more plus a number of behind-the-scenes folks such as journalists and producers.
Sin Fang nee Sin Fang Bous aka Sindri Már Sigfusson of Seabear will be releasing his new solo album "Summer echoes" this coming March with a 7" to precede it, featuring covers of "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac and "The only living boy" by Simon & Garfunkle.
Check out the new SVT program Klubbland for a 3-song live performance from Taken By Trees and then peruse the archives for more, including artists such as Familjen, Seabear and Johnossi: http://klubbland.se/2010/09/17/04-taken-by-trees/
Also maybe worth looking at for the Swedes, a bit more on the upcoming election and the various political songs of the moment: http://klubbland.se/2010/09/17/arets-basta-vallat-kan-inte-placeras-i-block/
Icelandic act Seabear is coming to the US for a short tour this fall:
10/16 - Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
10/18 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
10/19 - Kilby Court , Salt Lake City, UT
10/22 - Showbox, Seattle, WA
10/23 - Mississippi Studios , Portland, OR
10/25 - Independent, San Francisco. CA
10/26 - Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
10/27 - Casbah, San Diego, CA
Under the Radar interviews Icelandic act Seabear: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/interviews/seabear/
Ja Ja Ja will be throwing a special Nordic showcase on May 14 for the occasion of London's Great Escape Festival featuring Susanne Sundfřr, Jaakko & Jay and For a Minor Reflection. More details: http://www.jajajamusic.com/news.php?id=33
Other Scandinavian acts performing at this year's festival include Choir Of Young Believers, Erik Hassle, Simon Says No!, Ingrid Olava, Joensuu 1685, Megaphonic Thrift, Seabear, Vuk and possibly others, but I can't tell because their website is a piece of shit.
PopMatters reviews the new Seabear record "We built a fire": http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/120564-seabear-we-built-a-fire/
Here is the It's a Trap! listening group top 10 artists of the week, unique to our group:
01. The Bear Quartet
02. The Soundtrack of Our Lives
03. The Radio Dept.
05. Loney, Dear
06. Hĺkan Hellström
08. Markus Krunegĺrd
09. Beach House
10. Jonathan Johansson
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Here's a new video from Icelandic artist Seabear for the new song "I'll build you a fire": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB-BT_RugUU
is giving away the new Seabear single "Lion face boy" as a free download: http://www.morrmusic.com/artist/Seabear/fdl/h47r8i2
The band's new album "We built a fire" comes out in March.
Icelandic act Seabear will release their sophomore album "We built a fire" in March via and the band will also be making their US live debut around the same time with various appearances at SXSW. Also keep an eye out for the new 6-song EP "While the fire dies" as well as 7" single for "Lion face boy" (b/w "Cold summer"). Preview here: http://www.anost.net/en/Artists/Seabear-Shop/Seabear-Lion-Face-Boy-Cold-Summer.html
Icelandic act Seabear will release their new album "We built a fire" sometime around February/March 2009. Expect a two-song 7" preview to come in December.