Featured Artist: Ólöf Arnalds

09/23/2010

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A year ago Björk invited Ólöf Arnalds to open for her collaboration with Dirty Projectors at Mount Wittenberg Orca, a Housing Works benefit. The Icelandic singer’s international fame has steadily grown since. Two weeks ago she released her sophomore album, Innundir Skinni, which translates to “Under The Skin,” on One Little Indian records.

Ólöf Arnalds voice is delicate, sweet, and heartfelt. Her music is lush and moving in its simplicity. Each song feels like a lullaby or acoustic ballad that even though it’s indecipherable to non-Icelandic speaker–the melody and tones are clear. Below is the single from her new album, “Innudir Skinni,” the video for “Crazy Car” (which is in English) and her US tour dates.

Ólöf Arnalds: “Innudir Skinni
[audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11598506/Olof%20Arnalds%20-%20Innundir%20Skinni.mp3]

Tour Dates
Oct 8 – First Unitarian Chapel – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 9 – Joe’s Pub – NY, NY
Oct 11 – IOTA – Washington, DC
Oct 12 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
Oct 13 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 14 – Comet Bar – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 15 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
Oct 16 – Christ Evangelical United Church – Louisville, KY
Oct 18 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Nov 14 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov 15 – Glass House – Pamona, CA
Nov 16 – The Music Box @ Fonda – LA, CA
Nov 19 – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA
Nov 20 – Roseland – Portland, OR
Nov 21 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Nov 24 – The Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Nov 26 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 27 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov 29 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Nov 30 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Dec 1 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX

Oct 8 – First Unitarian Chapel – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 9 – Joe’s Pub – NY, NY
Oct 11 – IOTA – Washington, DC
Oct 12 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
Oct 13 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 14 – Comet Bar – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 15 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
Oct 16 – Christ Evangelical United Church – Louisville, KY
Oct 18 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Nov 14 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov 15 – Glass House – Pamona, CA
Nov 16 – The Music Box @ Fonda – LA, CA
Nov 19 – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA
Nov 20 – Roseland – Portland, OR
Nov 21 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Nov 24 – The Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Nov 26 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 27 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov 29 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Nov 30 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Dec 1 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX