Music from Iceland – Thorunn Antonia

Thorunn Antonia is an Icelandic singer and a songwriter.

She has worked as on various music projects all over the world. She started doing music at a very young with help from her father who is a known Icelandic musician, but her career started with a solo record in 2001 called Those little things. The same year she moved to London and signed a record deal with BMG. There she was a part of the indie pop duo The Honeymoon who released the record Dialogue but parted ways shortly after that.

She moved to Los Angeles and sang and traveled the world with the Danish band Junior Senior when they were at their most popular. In 2006 she joined the Band Fields as a singer and keyboard/synth player. They signed to Atlantic records worldwide and recorded 2 albums Hollow mountains and Everything last winter.

In 2009 she was based in Los Angeles working with Dhani Harrison´s band Thenewno2, a project she is still a part of and recorded a cover record of Velvet Underground and Nico with Beck for his record club.

(Source: Facebook)

Have a listen to her amazing song “Too Late”:

Music from El Salvador/Mexico/ the US – Mayaztek

Mayaztek is a group of musicians from El Salvador, Mexico, and Los Angeles. They are performing a blend of Cumbia, Reggae, and Punk. Listen to their nice song “Different Day” and watch the nice music video!

Music from the US/ Argentina – Salt Petal

Salt Petal is a folk music group with members from the US and from Argentina formed in 2009. They describe their music as surfdance tropical because of mixing 60s rock and Argentine folk in a vivid tapestry of sound. Listen to their excellent song “Darkest Hours”:

Music from the US – Deap Vally

Deap Valley are a Rock Duo formed 2011 in Los Angeles , California. The group consists of Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums). In the heart of Silver Lake, California, Edwards met Troy at a crochet class. They bonded over their shared frustrations as struggling artists, among other things and hence, Deap Vally was formed.

I saw them live on the Southside Festival 2013 , right here in Gemany and fell instantly in love with this two georgeous musicians. Only playing drums and electric guitar it´s marvellous what great sound they create , but don´t let us forget their outraging voices . One of my personal favourite´this year on the festival !

Here is their song “End of the World ” and a few pictures from the Festival

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Music from the US – Capital Cities

Capital Cities are an american indie pop duo from Los Angeles. Listen to their nice #1 hit “Safe and Sound”:

Music from the US – Warpaint

Warpaint is an experimental American rock band from Los Angeles, California, founded 2004.  4 years later they released their debut album mastered by John Frusciante RHCP guitarist

Here is their song “Elephants “

Music from the US – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.

I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.