We're really excited to announce that we've partnered up with Milkywhale on the release of their new self titled album on vinyl.  For digital sales, or for sales outside the U.S. click here to be whisked away to Milkywhale's page for ordering. 

Milkywhale is the collaborative Icelandic music project of dancer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir and FM Belfast's Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson.  Starting as a dance performance of Melkorka's, the duo took a different turn premiering a full music set at Iceland Airwaves 2015, they've been performing concerts all over ever since.  This is their first full length album.

 

Melkorka did a Track by Track for the Reykjavik Grapevine and you can read along while you give it a listen.

Iceland Whatever Vol. 1

Iceland Whatever Vol. 1 is a 14 track compilation of classic and new bands that you should get to know.  You can read about the compilation and bands in more detail on Ragnaarbastiaan's blog.  Created and priced similarly to the old independent music compilations of the 90's the mission is to get folks to learn more about more of what Iceland musicians have to offer.  Digital download $3.99 and there are limited quantities of the physicial CD at $5.99

The album cover is by the very talented Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir of FM Belfast and Loaboratorium  and the ablum is a combination of Rock, Instrumental, Disco, Dance, Electronic, Hardcore and more.   It's an easy way to help increase your music inventory and hopefully help you discover just how diverse music is in Iceland.

Track listing:

  1. Knife fights -Panic Later
  2. Þórir Georg - Hunger
  3. Plúseinn - Empire
  4. Bambaló - Impress the boy
  5. Vigri - Breathing
  6. KVÖL - Dropar
  7. Kælan Mikla - Ekkert Nema Ég
  8. kimono - Lee Harvey Oswald
  9. Var - Varma
  10. Brött Brekka - Genie 454
  11. AMFJ - Esja
  12. Dj. flugvél og geimskip - Draugur Í Kastalanum
  13. Antimony - Purity Control
  14. Ghostigital/kimono mash-up Codomatopoeia

So give the bands a listen, and share with everyone what you like.  That's the point of this after all, more exposure for these bands in Iceland.  And if you are so inclined, purchase the album so we can keep releasing more of these.

Give it a listen below:

And if you dig, purchase in the shop or on the site.


Iceland Whatever Vol. 2 is now available for purchase.

Stream and purchase the Digital Version here:


Kimono

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kimono formed in 2001 as a minimalist instrumental post-rock band in Reykjavík, Iceland, and have gone on to develop their sound into diverse styles such as textured bummer rock, disjointed electronic mix-up, droning improvisation and atmospheric soundscapes. Over the course of their career, they have worked with renowned Icelandic producers and musicians such as Aron Þór Arnarsson (Of Monsters and Men engineer), Damo Suzuki (of Can and Damo Suzuki’s Network), Gunni Tynes (múm), and Ghostigital (Curver & Einar Örn Benediktsson).

kimono has previously released 4 albums, Mineur-Aggressif (2003), Arctic Death Ship (2005), Easy Music for Difficult people (2009), and the completely instrumental improvised album, Aquarium (2013). 

The band took a break from recording and touring to have a bunch of children, but kept the pot simmering touring several times throughout Europe in 2010 with fellow Icelanders, Seabear, and on their own in 2011 and 2012. They also continue to play several high-profile concerts alongside This Will Destroy You at Harpa (2012), performed an improvisational set with Damo Suzuki of Can (October 2012), the inaugural ATP Iceland (2013), and Reykjavik Pride in 2014.

Specters is the new single off their upcoming 5th album. 

Welcome to the shop!

All physical copies will include a digital download which will be emailed to you shortly after purchase. 

But if you are only interested in digital copies We suggest Clicking this blue sentence and hitting up our Bandcamp shop, it makes it a lot easier for everyone.

 

 

Theory of Whatever

Theory of Whatever records was created as a labor of love to highlight friends bands, and bands we dig. And as an answer to the question we've heard our entire lives, "Dude, when are you going to start a label?"

 

Charity is another thing we dig, and 10% of our profit will go to benefit the True Colors fund.  We are not connected to them in any form, we just really like what they do, so figure our labor of love can help out theirs.

 

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