LATEST NEWS STORY

SAMARIS: ‘Góða Tungl’ Sei A Remix Premiere on XLR8R

18 Jun 2013

The Sei A Remix of Samaris’ debut single ‘Góða Tungl’ premieres and it’s happening on XLR8R.

‘Góða Tungl’ is released 22nd July and includes this track as well as the original song and an additional remix by Stubborn Heart.

Download the remix and read the full article here.

Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. Viltu Vitrast for example retells an Icelandic folk tale about villages who ask for help from a supernal being, but worry it will choose not to manifest its power on Earth. The effect is simultaneously ancient and modern - an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.

Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, within months Samaris had won both the Icelandic Músíktilraunir (past winners include the likes of Of Monsters and Men) and Kraumur Award. The band performed at Iceland Airwaves in 2011 and 2012, attracting the attention of Line Of Best Fit, Drowned In Sound and NPR amongst many others.

Pre-order the debut album
Direct from Label

Photo by: Toni Rosado

MORE NEWS

Sarah Walk Remix Competition

11 Jul 2017

In collaboration with Ferocious Talent, the CDR community and Sarah Walk fans

TUSKS announces debut LP out 13th of October 

10 Jul 2017

With her debut album Dissolve released 13th October, TUSKS (aka Emily

Olga Bell surprise-released her new EP ‘America’ for Independence Day

04 Jul 2017

A companion to 2016’s critically-acclaimed Tempo—recognized as one of the

Ásgeir to record song requests LIVE straight to vinyl over 24 hours

04 Jul 2017

On 5th July, Icelandic artist and global chart-topper Ásgeir plans to perform

Björk’s Notget VR video experience wins the Digital Grand Prix at Cannes Lions

28 Jun 2017

Björk’s virtual reality experience ‘Notget’ was awarded first place in

Fufanu announce sports plus remix ep

09 Jun 2017

Widely lauded experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu are set to release an EP of

Shop Info

Terms & Conditions

We accept all major credit cards