News Jan 28, 2010

Ólöf Arnalds is a Hot Ticket at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 18th

According to – “Ólöf Arnalds got some much-belated recognition recently when her first record, Við og Við, finally found a North American release. Initially issued in Iceland in 2007, Arnalds’ debut dwelled in ill-deserved obscurity for years, but, slowly, loving listeners uncover a hidden gem that was, truly, one of the best LPs of the ’00s. This touring member of Múm and pal of Sigur Rós (of course, Iceland’s so small everyone knows everyone…) makes magical, miniature, seemingly-centuries-old folksongs that set her glorious voice to solitary ukulele, or guitar, or violin in a sublime study in musical elementalism. And, wonderfully, after SXSW is done, Arnalds will finally follow-up Við og Við with her second set, Innundir Skinni, at some point of 2010.”

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