1. BENEATH is an Icelandic death metal band that was formed during the winter of 2007/2008. After a few minor changes, the current line-up was finalized in November 2008. The members of BENEATH have all been active in the Icelandic metal scene for some years and some current and former bands include Sororicide, Changer, Atrum and Diabolus to name a few. The band set out to play fast technical deathmetal, but the band incorporated elements from older styles of death metal, as well as other genres such as blackmetal.
Bridging the Brooklyn-Reykjavik jazz divide with European elegance and a fiery, New York drive... Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs is "proof that jazz is as much a part of the picture as the pop of Björk or SigurRos." - Time Out New York Unreleased FREE MP3s and exclusive content are available to subscribers of Sunna's free newsletter. Sign up via her website or choose from 8 different audio formats at her Bandcamp page. The Washington Post described her music as possessing “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace… elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.”
There are at least 5 bands named Fields: 1) Fields were an Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band formed in London comprising Nick Peill (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards), Þórunn Antonía (Vocals/Keyboards/Synths), Henry Spenner (Vocals/Drums), Matty Derham (Bass Guitar) and Jamie Putnam (Electric Guitar). In early 2006 the band played their first live shows. This sparked a furious bidding war amongst UK record companies. They eventually signed a unique deal with Atlantic Records which allows them to keep releasing records through their own Black Lab Records set-up as well as Atlantic.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American stringband musicians that have come to together to play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Carolinas’ piedmont. Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson both hail from the green hills of the North Carolina Piedmont while Dom Flemons is native to sunny Arizona. Although we have diverse musical backgrounds, we draw our musical heritage from the foothills of the North and South Carolina.
The new project of Icelandic classical prodigy Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen - http://www.myspace.com/kiasmos. Ólafur Arnalds new minimal techno side project Kiasmos shares split 12” debut with label colleague Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles. You can preview and pre-order it in our online store: http://store.erasedtapes.com In order to shorten the waiting period on Arnalds’ forthcoming new album, Erased Tapes Records release their first tracks ‘65’ and ‘Walled’ on March 30, 2009.
Pascal Pinon are the twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two girls from Reykjavík, Iceland. When they were only fourteen they got together with two of their friends and decided to start a band. Using the instruments they had, Pascal Pinon worked in the twins' bedroom. At the same place they played their first gig: calling it 'The Friendly Concert'. Only a few months later Pascal Pinon had already played various local venues and started to record their first album.