Following his 24-hour Straight To Vinyl Marathon that was aired live all over the world, Icelandic alt-pop star Ásgeir has teamed up with a revered independent record store in London to coordinate a “treasure hunt” this Friday, offering fans the one-of-a-kind 7” vinyl, that includes rare tracks and covers, which were requested by fans on social media back in July. The tracks were recorded live straight onto vinyl at the critically-acclaimed artist’s Reykjavik studio during the marathon, and shown on National TV. Each territory has its own rare 7” with different tracks on each.
One of the tracks included on the rare 7” that’s up for grabs is a haunting cover of Tallest Man on Earth’s ‘There’s No Leaving Now’, which Ásgeir has shared today.
Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ásgeir has shared his music video for “I Know You Know,” taken from his fantastic new album Afterglow.
Shot near Ásgeir’s hometown in the north of Iceland, directors Baldvin Albertsson and Arnar Helgi Hlynsson explain the inspiration behind the video: Basically our pitch was inspired by Ásgeir’s recent “slow-tv” that aired in Iceland, so we took the idea a step further and made a “slow-music video” about Ásgeir simply having a nice day working in the field. But, as usually happens in creative projects we started getting ideas as we went and together came up with the ending that we thought was really nice.”