New Album Palme Out Now On One Little Indian
Hear Album Tracks Via NPR All Songs Considered
Pitchfork Premiere: Album Track “Half Steady”
Arnalds’ voice surfs calmly on top, a kindergarten teacher surveying a room full of unruly robots – Pitchfork
Her most ambitious and assured work to date – The Line of Best Fit
Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds has released an Icelandic language version of her song “Turtledove” for Line of Best Fit. The session was recorded following Arnalds’ appearance at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival.
Arnalds will support Swedish indie folk singer Jose Gonzales on a North American tour to kick off in Philadelphia April 2015. This tour follows Arnalds’ recent performance at Airwaves and European tour dates where she performed songs from her recently released album, Palme. The tour marks Arnalds’ first North American performances since Palme’s release.
Palme is Arnalds’ most collaborative and profoundly sensual & affecting album to date, offering up an astonishing wellspring of fresh ideas and playful experimentation that evolves from the acoustic approach that predominantly defined her first releases to the use of programmed electronics and digital manipulation.
The constant here, of course, is Arnalds’ effortlessly distinctive vocal. A voice “that can silence a room, such is its sweetness” once opined a bowled over Time Out NY, and here on ‘Palme’ it has never been so poignant nor powerfully intoxicating.
North American Tour Dates:
4/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/7 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
4/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
4/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
4/21 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
4/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
4/24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
4/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
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