Kaleo – All The Pretty Girls (2015)



The Icelandic band Kaleo would seem to be much more likely than a British songwriter to meet a North Atlantic humpback. But then this lot have made the unlikely move to Austin, Texas – no whales there. Like their fellow countryman Ásgeir, Jökull Júlíusson and pals predictably tap into the northerly sounds of Sigur Rós‪ and Bon Iver with their atmospheric falsetto vocals. But at around the 90-second mark, their sound takes a turn that is more Americana than the likes of Justin Vernon, which makes the Mosfellsbaer-Austin journey a little more comprehensible. By the way, humpbacks all sing the same tune.

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2 thoughts on “Kaleo – All The Pretty Girls (2015)

  1. Lex says:

    Nice find! For a country of 300k people it punches well above its weight.

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