Olof Arnalds @ Prospect Park (more by Chris La Putt)
Iceland's Olof Arnalds, whose most recent NYC show took place in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, will be doing shows on the West Coast and New York this September. In NYC, she'll be playing a mid-week run that includes a September 15th show at Sycamore (her third time back to the new Brooklyn venue), a September 16th gig at the intimate Rockwood Music Hall and a September 17th gig at Union Pool. She'll be joined on stage by Davíð Þór Jónsson, who also accompanied Olof on her spring tour.
The first of those shows (Sept. 15 at Syacmore) will be an "all covers" gig to mark the release of Olof's first US release, a tour 7" with covers of Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso (also loved by David Byrne) and Iceland's Elly Vilhálms. That record is a lead up to Arnald's second full-length, Ókídókí, which we're told is currently being mastered at The Lodge in NYC and will be out in early 2010.
All Olof dates, a video taken in Prospect Park (but not of the official show), and the tracklist for Olof's 7", below...
Olof Arnalds' tour 7" tracklist
A-SIDE: Maria Bethânia (from Caetano Veloso's 1971 London London LP)
B-SIDE: Sveitin milli sanda (meaning "The land between the sands". The track was written by Magnus Blöndal and made famous by Elly Vilhálms)
Olof Arnalds - 2009 Tour Dates
September 11 The Crocodile - Seattle, Washington
September 12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, Oregon
September 15 Sycamore - Brooklyn, New York*
September 16 Rockwood Music Hall - New York, New York
September 17 Union Pool - Brooklyn, New York
* The Sycamore show will be an all covers affair to coincide with the release of Ólöf's covers 7"