#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…



January Shows in Atlanta, #4: Archnemesis at Terminal West

Atlanta, Fri. 1/25: Go see Archnemesis, SunSquabi and This is Art at Terminal West! According to Wikipedia, there are 22 genres and 200+ sub-genres of electronic music. While I can appreciate all of them individually, I haven’t seen many live “electronic” shows of any kind. But what I love about these three artists is the fusion of hip-hop, funk and soul. Archnemesis, who played at both the CounterPoint and Impulse festivals in Georgia last year, incorporates 20’s jazz and blues with modern hip-hop and soul. Listen to “Hey Now” below and get hooked on it like I did. See ya at the show! 

Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon, a.k.a. Archnemesis, are from Charleston, SC and describe their music as “electro soul.” (Twitter + Facebook)

Tickets & Such:

  • $10.00 at box office / $12 day of / $12.33 online
  • Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm / 18+
  • Openers: SunSquabi, This is Art
  • RSVP on Facebook
  • Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

SunSquabi is a 4-piece “electronic hydro funk experience” from Boulder, CO (Twitter + Facebook)

Art Webb, a.k.a. This is Art, is from Nashville, TN and says he pays “direct homage to the true underground forms of BASS music.” (Twitter + Facebook)