#NewMusic This Week: Iceland’s Ásgeir

Ásgeir – In The Silence:  Ásgeir, a melodic folk singer and instrumentalist from Reykjavík, Iceland, recently released his sophomore album, In The Silence. Like me, you’ve probably never heard of him until now, since his record-breaking debut album, Dýrð í dauðaþögn, was only available in his native language, Icelandic. Apparently, 10% of Iceland’s population own his debut album, more than Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters And Men! In the Silence, however, is available in English. The pleasant, airy sounds with soulful lyrics written almost entirely by Ásgeir’s 72-year-old father, are sure to make this album an international hit. Get it now and don’t miss him live when he comes to your town!

Tour | iTunes | Vinyl | Sounds like: Bon Iver, James Blake

Watch “King And Cross” and listen to an acoustic version of “Going Home” below…

The Toe Rag Acoustic Sessions…

 

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