Posts Tagged ‘Kaleo’

me and JJ

Kaleo is in town for two sold out shows at The Orpheum tomorrow and Wednesday.

We talk about moving from Iceland to the United States. What he loves about living in the US and how the two cultures aren’t as different as we might think. He talks about what he misses most Iceland, his inspiration for music and how he crafts a song. We yap a little about the album A/B and specifically the song “Broken Bones.”  We also talk about his travelling bar on the tour bus and his love of a classic craft cocktail. He ways the guitar tech mixes up a choice whiskey sour. Also the dude is friends with UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson. Huh.

And here’s the video…you gotta scroll to the 8:38 mark because there is a title screen for awhile.

Go with yourself.

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kaleo bw

Iceland’s latest modern rock stars Kaleo have a new listen for us. Their song “No Good” first showed up on the soundtrack for HBO’s VINYL.(Coral and I love that show)

The band recently performed the Sasquatch Festival where my friend Christy said; “Almost done my first work day post-Sasquatch. Listening to this guy on repeat to keep myself awake. If you haven’t checked him out yet, do it! He blew us away this weekend!!”

The band’s album A/B is out on June 10th (hey! THIS FRIDAY!). Likely gunna be essential summertime listening.

And here’s a pic of one of the bros enjoying the majestic Grand Canyon on a bit of a holiday after Sasquatch.

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#Kaleo #OfficialKaleo – Off days.. Grand Canyon

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I’ve totally been there too, man.

More info? Here is the press bio from their record label: Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17 before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.   The band made waves in their homeland with their 2013 self-titled debut album, which featured the jaunty folk-rock of “Automobile” to the lo-fi bluesy sketch “Broken Bones”to a modern remake of a traditional Icelandic tune.

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Kaleo is cool. Friends from school from a town just outside Iceland’s principle city of Reykjavik. Getting a ton of buzz for this slow burner “Way Down We Go.” The band is already a bit of a big deal in Iceland and Europe.

Their name is borrowed from another Island kingdom. Kaleo is Hawaiian for “The sounds.” neat.

The video is cool…channeling a little Joe Vs The Volcano.

Go with yourself.

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