Zombie Popcorn Airwaves: Prinspóló

Zombie Popcorn Airwaves: Prinspóló


I am happy to announce that Zombie Popcorn will be attending Iceland Airwaves this October.  If you are not aware of Airwaves, well, let me fill you in on the details.  Airwaves is an annual music festival held in Reykjavík on the third weekend of October.  It features both Icelandic and International music. [singlepic id=1758 w=320 h=240 float=right]

This year, Airwaves will offer more than 200 artists with Sigur Rós is headlining the festival.

So, what does this have to do with Zombie Popcorn?

I have traveled the States for over six years with the largest music festivals and interviewed some of the biggest band names at that time . I have even hosted a showcase at SxSW and got to know the US music circuit.

When I arrived in Iceland last year and I have found something very unique about Airwaves and the people of Iceland. I found a culture that respects music and art in a way that I have not experienced here in the States. It is not something that you can point at and put your finger on it and say, “yes, this is what is unique about Airwaves.’ So, that is why I wanted to start this netcast to attempt to highlight Iceland’s unique music scene and hopefully, introduce you (and me) to new and exciting music.

Each week we will bring you interviews, videos, and information about the bands, the people and details leading up to one of the most unique music festivals in the world.  This coverage of Airwaves will be a mixture of video, audio, performances, and a behind the scene look that only Zombie Popcorn can bring you.

[singlepic id=1759 w=320 h=240 float=left] To kick off the Iceland Airwaves coverage, we are featuring Prins Póló and their very addicting song, Landspítalinn (The National Hospital).

It is said that this song is an anthem for the Icelandic National Hospital, a place that marks the beginning and the end for many Icelanders, at least those who choose to be born there and die.

As said on the Iceland Airwaves site;

Prinspóló is the brainchild and former alter ego of Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson from Breiðholt. He worked on a farm as a child where he studied singing with a walkman and a shovel. The few moments he has to himself he changes his bottled up feelings into songs and puts them on tape.

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Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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