Ólöf Arnalds subtly made her way into the US over the past few years as more and more people discovered the delicate wintry folk music contained on her stellar debut Við og Við. The great news is, she's just finished recording her second record in Iceland, enlisting the help of producer Kjartan Sveinsson from Sigur rós along with musicians Skuli Sverrisson (Laurie Anderson), Shahzad Ismaily (whooo) (Tom Waits, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), and Davíð Þór Jónsson (Mugison). We caught her last September at Le Poission Rouge as she captivated the audience with guest spots from Nico Muhley, Ismaily, and Sam Amidon. Arnalds has announced several NY dates including a special show with Bjork and the Dirty Projectors (!!). Can't wait for this one.
May 5th- Union Hall- Brooklyn
May 6th- Sycamore- Brooklyn
May 7th- Scandinavia House (Volvo Hall), NYC
May 8th- Housing Works Bookstore Cafe w/Björk and The Dirty Projectors- NYC
In other tour news...
Longtime Stark fave Nite Jewel has teamed up with new Stark sort-of-fave Telepathe for a run of dates only on the west coast (boo). See those dates after the jump!
May 28 2009 The Smell Los Angeles, California
Jun 04 2009 Oasis Oakland, California
Jun 05 2009 Aunty Mo's Eureka, California
Jun 07 2009 Northern Olympia, Washington
Jun 09 2009 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia *
Jun 10 2009 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington *
Jun 11 2009 Holocene Portland, Oregon *
Jun 12 2009 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California *
Jun 13 2009 The Smell Los Angeles, California *#
Jun 16 2009 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California *
Jun 17 2009 Modified Arts Phoenix, Arizona *
* = w/ Telepathe
# = w/ Abe Vigoda