Need more Icelandic indiepop for the masses? Read on and get a lovely free mp3 download from Sprengjuhöllin.
Sprengjuhöllin is Iceland’s answer to [insert the name of your favourite arty and melancholy but strangely fun folk rock band here].
They’ve already played in Texas, New York and some place called “Canada,” and when this is written they are in fact sitting in one of our planes, on their way to Berlin where they’re starting their German mini-tour.
According to our resident expert in eligible young men, the guys from Sprengjuhöllin are “extremely good looking and funny, plus some of them were debate–team nerds, and one has even grown up to be a decent stand–up comic.”
They also have an “ö” in their name, which always helps.
Download Worry Till Spring by Sprengjuhöllin (mp3, 7MB)
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The song is Worry Till Spring, which they say is a “heartbreaking folk song about obsessive love.” In the original Icelandic version it was one of the most popular songs locally back in 2007. One lovable Icelandic–music nerd says this new version “proves that Sprengjuhöllin’s catchy, melodic pop songs translate into English more easily than their name.”
If you like it, you can buy the whole album on Amazon.