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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Soley - I'll Drown (MP3)

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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.

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DOWNLOAD Seabear - I'll Build You A Fire (FM Belfast remix) (MP3)

Seabear @ by:Larm in February (more)
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Iceland's Seabear is kicking off a US tour at Highline Ballroom (a venue that might be a bit too big for them?) in NYC tonight (10/16). North Highlands opens the show, which is also part of the Royal Flush Festival (last night's Kaiju event was part of that fest too), and tickets are still on sale.

Enjoy the free remix above and check out all Seabear tour dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Seabear - Lion Faced Boy (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Soley - Theater Island (MP3)

Seabear @ by:Larm
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Seabear was one of the bands I made sure not to miss when I ventured to Norway for the by:Larm festival in February, but I came away with mixed feelings about the band whose leader Sindri Már Sigfússon has been called the Icelandic Beck. Maybe I had jet lag and was sleepy or they were sleepy or they just make sleepy music. That's not to say the 7-piece band completely scared me away. If they had, I wouldn't be writing this post to point out that you can download the perfectly pleasant track "Lion Faced Boy" above (and listen to more like it at their MySpace), and that you can see them when they make their NYC debut at Mercury Lounge tonight (3/25) and when they play their 2nd NYC show at Southpaw on Friday (3/26). Both shows are with their tour-mates, Chicago's Via Tania, and Friday (and most of the tour) also includes a set by Soley aka Seabear's Sóley Stefánsdóttir. Check out an MP3 from her up there too.

Naturally, the band is visiting from Iceland for a trip that included SXSW where they played a bunch of shows last week. The trip was also timed to coincide with the release of their new album We Built A Fire. It's out now on Morr Music which is also the label that will release a new Soley EP on the day of the Southpaw show (both MP3s above are from those records).

Some live videos from SXSW, more pictures from by:Larm (where they performed at a club called John Dee), and all tour dates, below...

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