Kjartan Holm, Sin Fang and Jónsi: Bakgarðar

The latest collaboration between composer Kjartan Holm, musician and vocalist Sin Fang (aka Sindri Már Sigfússon) and Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, “Bakgarðar” sets ethereal, gently interwoven vocals atop a cocooning orchestral soundscape. The warm, wondrous track from the trio of Icelandic talent marks the first time Sigfússon has recorded vocals in his native tongue.

Valborg Ólafs: Holiday

Icelandic indie four-piece Valborg Ólafs returns with “Holiday,” a bright and melodic track, driven by the thoughtful vocals of Valborg Ólafsdóttir and underscored by majestic harmonies. The upbeat, beautiful ode to vacations will appear on their forthcoming album, Silhouette, which they self-produced inside a church under the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on the southern coast of Iceland.

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Syd: Fin Syd (member of The Internet and associate of Odd Future) never disappoints and her debut solo album Fin is sublime from beginning to end. From the slightly dark, bubbly “Body” to the sexy “Got Her Own,” the record smoothly slips from spacey to woozy and seductive—complemented by Syd’s effortlessly sultry vocals. With robotic sounds and synths blending with ’90s-tinged R&B influences, this entire …