The Vintage Caravan Post Track-by-Track Video for Arrival

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 4th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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Icelandic trio  The Vintage Caravan release their third album, Arrival, through Nuclear Blast on June 2. Having already teased with a lyric video, the three-piece today unveil a track-by-track clip taking listeners through the entire record, which follows the label’s 2014 release of Voyage, their second full-length, and is currently available to preorder. Hope you’re ready to feel old.

Video, links and comment from the band below, courtesy of the PR wire:

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THE VINTAGE CARAVAN RELEASE TRACK BY TRACK VIDEO FOR ARRIVAL

Icelandic classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN have released the official track by track video for the band’s highly anticipated new album, Arrival.

Excited about the upcoming release, the band stated:

“We are so excited for the release of the upcoming album. It is a bit different from our previous album – it’s a bit darker, a bit heavier, a bit more melodic but definitely all in a good way. It’s definitely a step forward. We are incredibly happy with how natural the recording process was and how well all of the songs turned out. Get ready for Arrival!”

The third album was produced by Axel “Flexi” Árnason, who also worked with THE VINTAGE CARAVAN on the 2014 critically acclaimed album Voyage. Arrival was recorded in an isolated fjord where they converted an old ballroom into their studio.

Arrival is scheduled to drop in North America on June 2. Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/VCARAVAN-Arrival

Óskar Logi Ágústsson, singer and guitarist for Iceland’s classic rock trio THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, played a key role in the new Icelandic dramatic film, Metalhead. The movie has drawn a lot of attention not only from the rock and metal community but also from mainstream audiences.

Directed by Iceland’s famed Ragnar Bragason, Ágústsson plays the older brother of the main character that dies a gruesome death, leading his sister to adopt the his musical lifestyle. Metalhead is out now playing in the U.S. and is available on-demand.

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The Vintage Caravan, Arrival Track-by-Track

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Sólstafir Announce North American Tour in Support of Ótta

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 9th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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Great news that Iceland’s Sólstafir are returning to North America this Spring for a coast-to-coast tour. I mean, it’s not great news if you live in the often-shafted vicinity of Boston, which I do, but so it goes. I’d even have been stoked to have them come as far north as Providence, but alas, no dice. If you didn’t hear it, last year’s Ótta album (review here) was a gem, and probably worth traveling for, or, if you’re lucky enough, catching them at Roadburn. They’ll be joined on this run by Ancient Wisdom.

The PR wire something something blah blah blah god damn Massachusetts bites:

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SOLSTAFIR announce North American tour

Enigmatic Icelandic rock band SOLSTAFIR have announced a headlining North American tour. The month-long tour kicks on April 22, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. SOLSTAFIR are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, ‘Otta’.

SOLSTAFIR are also streaming their recent KEXP radio in-studio session here. The session sees the band performing material from their new album ‘Otta’, and was recorded during their previous US tour. SOLSTAFIR recently appeared on Icelandic national television’s Studio A program, performing two songs off ‘Otta’. Footage of the band playing Dagmál (at the 12:23 mark) and Rismál (at 32:40) can be found at the official Icelandic National Television’s Studio A website.

SOLSTAFIR 2015 North American tour
4/22 BROOKLYN, NY @ THE SHOP
4/23 MONTREAL, QC @ L’AIL’ZE
4/24 OTTAWA, ON @ MAVERICKS
4/25 TORONTO, ON @ GARRISON
4/26 ROCHESTER. NY @ BUG JAR
4/27 PITTSBURGH, PA @ 31st ST PUB
4/28 COLUMBUS, OH @ ACE OF CUPS
4/29 GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ PYRAMID SCHEME
4/30 MILWAUKEE, WI @ TBD
5/1 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ NETHER BAR
5/3 CHICAGO, IL @ REGGIES
5/4/ KANSAS CITY, MO @ RIOT ROOM
5/5 DENVER, CO @ LARIMER
5/6 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ BAR DELUXE
5/8 SPOKANE, WA @ THE PIN
5/9 VANCOUVER BC @ RICKSHAW
5/10 SEATTLE, WA @ EL CORAZON
5/12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ OAKLAND OPERA
5/13 LOS ANGELES, CA @ LOS GLOBOS
5/14 SCOTTSDALE, AZ @ PUB ROCK LIVE
5/15 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ SISTER
5/16 FORT WORTH, TX @ SONS OF HERMANN
5/17 AUSTIN, TX @ RED 7
5/18 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ ONE EYED JACKS
5/20 RICHMOND, VA @ STRANGE MATTER

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Sólstafir, Live on KEXP

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