Is it November yet? With each one of these posts that we do, our excitement about the upcoming Iceland Airwaves fest only grows stronger. If you’re flying over there for the event as well, hopefully you’re feeling the same. And even if you’re not, we can only hope that you’re enjoying checking out some our favorites from this year’s lineup, either through our ever-expanding Spotify playlist or these weekly posts.

Pink Street Boys

These boys kick out some seriously nasty garage rock. And we mean that in the best way possible. How they’ve not been snapped up by In The Red, Castle Face, or one of the many other purveyors of gutbucket soul stompers like this is a mystery that needs to be solved quickly.

Oyama

As I’m sure I’ve said here in the past, as a child of the ’80s and ’90s, I can’t help but be charmed by any band that takes from the playbooks of the shoegaze and indie rockers of that era. And few are doing it with more panache than Oyama.

https://open.spotify.com/track/1tfBvK1Lii2WZByJ8CwtXB

Milkywhale

Not sure what is the most delightful part of this track from Milkywhale: the ridiculously great tambourine playing, the ebullient singing from Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir, or the chorus that bounces between “I wanna meet you” and “I wanna eat you.”

Low Roar

An apt band name for this collective that unassuming anthems that will cut you to the quick before you even know what hit you. And I mean that in a good way.

My Bubba

This duo sounds to these ears like some of the best Brazilian pop from the ’60s or what would happen if Iron & Wine decided to get a little jazzy. Either way, these two ladies create some devilishly catchy tunes.

 

 

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