Ólafur Arnalds vs. Ólöf Arnalds (both play NYC this week)
Ólafur and Ólöf
We've mentioned before how it might be possible to confuse Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and Icelandic folk singer-songwriter Ólöf Arnalds, on account of their similar names and place of origin. Adding to mix(up): this week both will be in NYC at the same venue for respective shows.
Ólafur appears at Le Poisson Rouge tonight (10/8) in support of his album, For Now I Am Winter, which came out earlier this year. That show is sold out but it will be viewable online via LPR's excellent live stream. (Check out video from his April show at LPR via NPR)
To mark the NYC show and her other US dates, Ólöf just released a new, free EP titled The Matador, which you can download for free and stream below.
Check out songs and dates from both below...
Olof Arnalds - 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 13 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Oct 18 Fitzgerald Theater St Paul, MN
Oct 24 DE CENTRALE Gent, Belgium
Oct 25 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt Hasselt, Belgium
Oct 27 Arkaoda Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 01 Gamla Bio / Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, Iceland
Nov 02 Around Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
Nov 19 TBC London, United Kingdom