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Heavy Experience Slowscope Release Show

It will be our honor to perform this coming Saturday (Oct. 20) at the release show for The Heavy Experience’s 12″ LP, Slowscope.  The album is a delight to listen to.  Here’s the opening track:

Here’s some info on the album:

The Heavy Experience have released their debut LP, a 6 song epic composition  named SLOWSCOPE. It is the successor of their self titled 10 inch vinyl EP. SLOWSCOPE is only released on vinyl and is cut on a 12 inch 180 gr. virgin vinyl with a CD included in the package. It’s released by Kimi Records and Úsland, the bands own label. SLOWSCOPE was recorded, produced and mixed by the band in their own studio. Finnur Hákonarson mastered and prepared for cut.

The Heavy Experience have been operating since 2010 and contains members from respected Icelandic alternative bands such as Swords of Chaos, Ólafur Arnalds, Sóley, Just Another Snake Cult and Me, the Slumbering Napoleon.

Also performing at the release show is Kría Brekkan.  Among the notable things she’s done, she was a member of Múm until 2006 and played piano on Animal Collective’s Feels. Her music is released by the aforementioned’s Paw Tracks record label.

Here’s the facebook event for the show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/288983571217005/

Show on Thursday w/Good Moon Deer, Nolo

Thursday, October 11

at Faktorý (Reykjavík, Iceland).

w/Nolo and Good Moon Deer

Door 9PM / Show at 10PM.

FREE!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324904280940267

Birds Carried Your Song Through the Night comes to Iceland

Flyer

Thursday at 9PM at Útúrdúr I will be performing the Birds Carried Your Song Through the Night solo EP. I’ll have a handful of cassettes available for purchase.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242605809195484/

Birds Carried Your Song Through the Night REMIX ALBUM!

I’m excited to present the REMIX album for the Birds Carried Your Song Through The Night EP. I have contributions from a really eclectic mix of musicians — Vice Wolf, Bypass, DJ Flugvel og Geimskip, Goodbye the Band, Tom Grrrl, Thorir Georg, Nolo, and Lovefest — but they have it in common that they’re fellow home-recording musicians. I’ve met most of them through my years of playing music, in the States and in Iceland. And I’m extremely flattered that they’ve all put their stamp on my songs.

Download the whole thing for FREE!

Update / New Material

Some big changes underway…  It’s been such a huge task organizing an 8-person psychedelic pop ensemble.  I wanted to capture the passion of Dexys Midnight Runners and the grandiosity of Phil Spector, but kept getting bogged down in the logistics.  I feel like David Lynch after shooting Dune — I’m ready for my Blue Velvet.  So as fun as it has been to play with such a big group, that chapter is closed (for now at least), and I’m going forward with something quite a bit more agile.

I also wanted to share some new material. I spent July alone up in a cabin and made a bunch of headway on writing and recording.

Here’s another track:

The Line Of Best Fit Session

During a cold and rainy weekend last October we went up onto a roof overlooking the old Reykjavík harbour and performed this song for TheLineOfBestFit.com:

Read more here.

Icelandic Festival Announcements

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be performing at two Icelandic festivals.

In a little over a week we’ll perform at the Innipukinn festival alongside such great Icelandic bands as Tilbury, Ojbarasta, Lay Low, Borko, Gang Related, Sudden Weather Change, Muck, and more, more, more!

Innipukinn 2012

You can purchase tickets here.

At the end of October we’ll be performing at the Iceland Airwaves Festival (along with The Dirty Projectors, Swans, Sigur Ros, Doldrums, Of Monsters and Men, etc.).

For full line-up, tickets, package deals, check out their website.

Birds Carried Your Song Through the Night EP

I’m excited to announce that there is a new Just Another Snake Cult cassette coming out! out now and selling out quickly! It is titled Birds Carried Your Song Through The Night. It is being released by Off Tempo in a limited edition of 100. It features cover art by my friend Vince Waring. It’ll be released in time for my small California tour (check here for dates). I did a tour of California performing this cassette and it was wonderful.

$6. Preorder it now and I’ll pay the shipping (in the US, or Iceland but you’ll have to wait a month). Just send me an email: thor at bandwidthbeta dot com If you’re in Iceland, I’ll have a few copies here soon. For the US and the rest of the world, order directly from Off Tempo.

This release is not available digitally. But I’ve cut together a preview:

Since January I’ve been hanging out in California, taking care of various things I needed to take care of (and escaping winter). While out here and away from the rest of the band I’ve been doing some solo Just Another Snake Cult performances. I dug my old Ensoniq SQ-80 synthesizer out of my parents’ the garage and arranged a set of songs that I could perform alone. It’s mostly the same songs from previous recordings, but given a stripped down, sparse and atmospheric treatment. I liked the result, and so that’s why I made this EP.

Listen to the new Made In Iceland compilation

Made In Iceland V
We have a track on the just-released Made In Iceland V compilation, which in Iceland Music Export’s own words is “a collection of eighteen diverse tracks from the cream of Iceland’s contemporary musical talent […] designed specifically to showcase the country’s myriad musical talent and bring it to the attention of the world.”

Our track, “I Know She Does” is available from Bandcamp, Gogoyoko, iTunes, and others.

Summer 2012 California Tour

May 25 – San Diego @ Soda Bar w/Monsters From Mars, Kids. (Facebook event)
May 28 – 2PPM DAY-TIME BBQ SHOW / Oakland @ 204 Ridgeway Ave w/Alyssandra Nighswonger, La Dee Da, Jaberi & Deutsch (Facebook event)
May 29 – Santa Cruz @ MetaVinyl w/LAKE, James Rabbit (Facebook event)
May 30 – Santa Rosa @ Arelene Francis Center w/Little Owl, tba
Jun 01 – DAY OFF
Jun 02 – DAY OFF
Jun 03 – San Francisco @ The Vortex Room w/Ryan Christopher Parks, John Houx
Jun 05 – Goleta @ The Faux-Op w/John Houx, Professor Cuddlecore (Facebook Event)

All dates with Rachel Fannan. Rachel sang in a band called Sleepy Sun, but left to focus her own material (previously under the name Bird Fled From Me). She also sings in a band garage rock band called Only You and has performed guest vocals on tracks by UNKLE and others.

I’ll be doing solo sets just me and a synthesizer of material off my new EP, Birds Carried Your Song Through the Night. Here’s the teaser for that:

Here’s the Facebook event for the entire tour:
http://www.facebook.com/events/183366318449135/