Icelandic band Arstidir, Live in the KLCC Studios

Jul 22, 2015

The Icelandic band Arstidir is making their first tour through the United States, after becoming a sensation in their home country shortly after their formation in 2008, right after the stock market crash there. Undeterred by economic troubles, volcanic eruptions and so forth, they’ve found a worldwide audience for their music—including one song having more than four million views on YouTube. Arstidir’s music includes an emphasis on vocal harmony, and influences from classical to folk and rock. Before performing at the WOW Hall Eugene on Wednesday, July 22nd, they visited the KLCC studios for music and conversation.

Ragnar Olafsson (keyboard and vocals) and Unnur Jonsdottir (cello) of Arstidir
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Left to right: Gunnar Jakobsson (baritone guitar, vocals), Karl Pestka (violin, vocals), Unner Jonsdottir (cello) of Arstidir
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Daniel Audunsson (guitar, vocals), Gunnar Jakobson (baritone guitar, vocals) of Arstidir
Credit Photo by Eric Alan