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DonewaitingTV: A Year in Review (2010)

As our friends at Electraplay put some finishing touches on sessions by Everest, DD/MM/YY, Damien Jurado, Scott Lucas & The Married Men, The Posies, La Otracina and Fort Wilson Riot, we thought we’d give you another opportunity to check out the 10 Donewaiting/Electraplay sessions that were posted in 2010. Continue reading

Donewaiting.com Presents Live at Electraplay: Ólöf Arnalds (+mp3)

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MP3: Olof Arnalds – Surrender (live at Electraplay)

Last month, I had the good fortune to sit down with Ólöf Arnalds and her partner Davíð when they visited Columbus. If you unwisely chose not to treat yourself to her show at the Wex on October 15th, you now can now find their exclusive Electraplay session here, plus an exclusive live MP3 of “Surrender.” In-studio performances include “Crazy Car” above and “Innundir Skinni,” “Surrender” and “Madrid” below.

Love that Davíð is sporting the “Ohio Against the World” T-shirt. He told me an animated story about how it had been given to him in Cincinnati.
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Photos: Ólöf Arnalds @ Wex, Electraplay

Ólöf Arnalds
Wexner Center I Columbus, OH
Oct. 15, 2010

MP3: Crazy Car

Arnalds also stopped by Electraplay the next day to film a live session for donewaitingTV. Be on the lookout for those videos in the next few weeks. Shots from the Live at Electraplay session and more pics from the Wexner Center after the jump. Continue reading

Tonight @ the Wex: Ólöf Arnalds

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MP3: Ólöf Arnalds – Crazy Car

There has been so much folk music released over the last few years, but so much of it can be lacking in substance or just not seem quite sincere enough. Then along comes a gem like Ólöf Arnalds, who reminds you just why you appreciate the genre. She proves to be honest and brave while unveiling tales that are eloquently simple.

Arnalds (former member of Icelandic “folktronica” outfit múm) is currently touring on her second release, Innundir Skinni. It’s reinforced with some Icelandic magic courtesy of production by Sigur Rós’s Kjartan Sveinsson, and it also features a track with Björk. Her debut solo release Við Og Við was released in 2007 (only in Iceland) and has just reached the states this year. Arnalds is a well-trained musician, having studied both the violin and classical vocals for 14 years (almost half of her life). She’s truly set herself apart from the pack with her solo career. Imaginatively permeating and sweetly bewitching, she’s been compared to the likes of Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush.

It’s incredible that a music community as small as Iceland’s never ceases to produce music that is capable of transcending time. Satisfy your curiosity about this enchanting woman and her music as she adorns the Wexner’s Performance Space tonight at 8pm.