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Olof Arnalds @ Prospect Park (more by Chris La Putt)
Olof Arnalds

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.

Olof's friends and sometime-bandmates in múm will be in NYC on October 24th for a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge as part of their new-album-promoting North American tour. Tickets are still on sale.

All Olof dates, a video taken in Prospect Park (but not of the official show), and the tracklist for Olof's 7", below...

Secret Garden video series: Ólöf Arnalds was born under a tree from hoovesontheturf on Vimeo.

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"

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Comments (20)

Does anyone like this music?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 3:40 PM

I do

Posted by me | August 3, 2009 3:46 PM

"Does anyone like this music?"

Pretty soon people will be inventing fake bands just to be hip by listening to undiscovered. You don't know Olof Arnalds? I knew of her before the first album was even released!

Being hip is more important that listening to good music, especially if you ride a fixed gear bike.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 3:47 PM

3:47 you are ignorant

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 3:48 PM

I bet even Music Snobbery and his crap taste in music doesn't like this shit.

She is like the 2009 version of Tiny Tim..

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 3:48 PM

I'd like this better if it was a live panel discussion with the Arnolds.

Posted by throw up. | August 3, 2009 3:59 PM

Bjork loves her.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 4:06 PM

she looks much cuter with longer hair.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 4:09 PM

Saw her perform almost a year ago but haven't been to any recent shows. I like her music, especially that CD that comes packaged as a little book. For those who haven't heard her, I encourage you to check her out!

Posted by Regular reader | August 3, 2009 4:15 PM

i'd like to know what Olof has done to tick off the hating hipsters above. since her music and live show doesn't adhere to any trends i'm kinda thinking - why the bile boys?

Posted by alex | August 3, 2009 4:29 PM

At the Bjork benefit show she smelled like a garbage can.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 5:36 PM

I quite like her music but come on Vegan an Olof mention per week??? You're gonna play her out like you did the Vivian Girls pretty soon!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 5:44 PM

This has become Dirty Olof Projector Girls central.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 5:52 PM

@ 5:36 - what kind of cretin leaves this kind of comment?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 6:11 PM

I like her lots :)

Posted by amphibian | August 3, 2009 8:45 PM

"She is like the 2009 version of Tiny Tim.."

Ha, great comment. Definitely sounds like Tiny Tim. Oh, but Bjork likes her, and since I have no opinion of my own, I must like her too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 8:48 PM

"quite like her music but come on Vegan an Olof mention per week"

She announced tour dates. How is that an "Olof mention per week"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 9:08 PM

We saved their asses from the Nazis and in return they give us music like this? THANKS FOR NOTHING, SWEDEN.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 9:08 PM

She's Icelandic, 9:08...

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2009 12:42 AM

You catch on quick, 12:42. What else is wrong with my comment? Think hard...

Posted by 9:08 | August 4, 2009 1:46 AM

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