Árstíðir talks Michigan, Iceland, and the viral Train Station video on Entertainment Drive-Thru
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It got started in 2008
A lot of our songs had references to natures. Árstíðir means seasons
We met at the University of Iceland. It´s a good melting pot for musicians
My parents are scientists so I forced my way out of that.
At least my son has a degree.
The baritone guitar is a key factor to the way we sound
I took the piano over and the guitarist took my baritone
We have neither bass or drums. We leave that to the imagination of the listeners
We´ve tried every genre that is.
Melting pot of different genres, where there are no genres
I´m the keyboard player in Sign
She approached us with the idea of the video. She picked a song she really liked.
My parents forced me to learn violin when i was little
We can just bring a song and play on it. We´re pretty democratic
One of the best tools is pepsi test taste. Close your eyes, listen, get third party and decide whats best.
I´m an American that moved to Iceland 8 years ago and I stuck around because of that.
I met Ragnar because of my roommate, he was in the punk scene.
Ragnar and I was in a prog rock band together.
Competition without jealousy
My plan in the states was “Don´t get sick”
Icelandair has a really great musicians grant system.
Theyre responsible for sending Icelandic musicians abroad
Every other airline has given me shit for it. Not Icelandair!
Icelandair lets us have an extra chair for the chello
Their viral video
some of the guys noticed the acoustics. Linda grabbed a camera
Next morning we were having breakfast so we put it on youtube
It had 10,000 views, just from sharing on facebook
Then it went on Reddit
Their co-operation with Kitty from THE WEIRD GIRLS PROJECT
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Things you said” by Árstíðir