Randomly enough I was searching for the song Wolfboy by the band import/export and I’m 99% sure it’s a fanmade video, but there’s something so fun and random about this video that I had to post it. import/export is run by jamie hoff and d.c. joseph, so I guess they’re the masterminds behind this beautiful randomness. I personally love this song and seeing their video made me love it even more. I love all the random costumes and different characters they created as well as the editing and the cinematography of the video. Overall it’s really positive and fun, and that’s what important to me at the moment. I hope you enjoy it as well.
All morning I’ve been listening to ‘We Built A Fire’, the newest album from Icelandic band Seabear so I thought I’d share a song off the album. This one is called Wolfboy and it’s the last track on the album. I love seeing performances like this because you can see just how talented these folks are. They’re like the Icelandic Arcade Fire! If you dig this song be sure to check out the album, I have a feeling this is going into my Best of Summer 2K10 albums list.
Arms by Seabear
Hands Remember by Seabear
I tend to listen to a lot of new music a lot and then never really post about it, so as of lately I’ve been trying to be better about sharing. Today’s musical find is a band called Seabear, which I stole from my ex-boyfriend Jeff. The band was a one-man project of Icelandic fella Sindri Sigfússon in 2000, but since then the band has grown and features 7 members.
Their most recent album, The Ghost That Carried Us Away, is a delightfully poppy album that instantly made me happy. Sindri’s voice is extremely mellow and has one of those voices that sneaks into your head. The music itself is really layered and the band plays a ton of different instruments on the album. To me this album feels similar in tone to Fanfarlo, it’s a well put together album that makes you happy that it’s summer.
Their Wikipedia page also says that they’re working on a new album that’s supposed to come out in 2009. Let’s all cross our fingers for some more Icelandic goodies.
This video is simple, but pretty stunning. You should watch it immediately. It was made by Ed Inglis on a seven day trip to Iceland this past February. There are a few sneak peaks of the Harpa Concert Hall and a few rural churches, but the video focuses more on the insanely beautiful natural features of Iceland. Even in February, when I thought it would be miserable, being outside somehow seems like a good idea. The music in the video is also from Iceland, a song called “Pretty Face” which is by Soley, an Icelander who is also a part of the band Seabear.
Sindri Már Sigfússon has had an interesting career in music. He started out the band Seabear as a one-man musical project in 2003 that evolved into the seven-piece band we know and love today. He then released a solo album under the name Sin Fang Bous in 2011, and now he’s released another solo album under the shortened monicker Sin Fang. Get all that?
He’s released a new video for the song “Look At The Light” and both of them are pretty extraordinary. The song itself is really layered sounding with lots of harmonies, strings, horns, and everything I generally find great about his music. The video though is quite trippy and a bit surreal. There’s bits of reversed footage, blown out 3D-esque effects, all kinds of weirdness. Together though they provide a beautiful experience. Sindri, if you somehow read this blog, please say hi to me in Reykjavik!