Soley opening for Of Monsters and Men, playing NYC headlining show at Rockwood Music Music Hall (dates, stream)
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Soley – I’ll Drown (MP3)
Icelandic singer Sóley, who you may know from her band Seabear, is currently on tour with her fellow countrymen Of Monsters and Men who play Terminal 5 on Tuesday (11/20) and Wednesday (11/21), both of which are sold out. But if you are curious just to see her, Sóley will play Rockwood Music Hall on Friday (11/23) and tickets are still available.
If you haven’t heard Sóley’s most recent album, 2011’s We Sink, you can download “I’ll Drown” from it above or stream the whole thing via Rdio below (along with the video for “Smashed Birds”). Her music is delicate, strange and rather lovely. I caught a few songs at M for Montreal on Saturday (11/17) when she opened for Of Monsters and Men at Metropolis and thought she was pretty good, but the fragile nature of her music is certainly better suited to an intimate venue like Rockwood than a 3,000 capacity venue where people are less inclined to pay attention to the opener.
All Sóley dates are listed below, along with streams and video.
Sóley – “Smashed Birds”
Sóley -2012 Tour Dates
Nov-19 – Boston, MA -Orpheum
Nov-20 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (sold-out)
Nov-21 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (sold-out)
Nov-23 – Rockwood Music Hall
Nov-24 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower
Nov-25 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (sold-out)
Nov-26 – Washington, DC – DC0
Nov-28 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Nov-29 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (sold-out)
Nov-30 – Orlando, FL – Beacham (sold-out)