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Ásgeir

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Born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson in the diminutive hamlet of Laugarbakki, Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir specializes in intimate, soulful songs that span indie electronic and atmospheric folk. An overnight success in his native Iceland, where the then 21-year-old released his 2012 debut album, Dýrð í Dauðaþögn, and quickly broke every regional record in the book (it's estimated that almost ten percent of the Icelandic population owns the album), Ásgeir's unique songs are made all the more idiosyncratic by the fact that his 72-year-old father, poet Einar Georg Einarsson, provides the majority of the lyrics. In 2013, with the help of Iceland-based American singer/songwriter John Grant, who helped to translate the lyrics, Asgeir released an English version of Dýrð í Dauðaþögn (In the Silence) on the One Little Indian label. It charted in several other countries, including the U.K. and Australia. While that album featured a mix of acoustic guitar and wistful electronic tracks, the follow-up, 2017's Afterglow, took on bolder, more experimental electronic textures. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Stations Featuring
Ásgeir

    Indietronica

    Indietronica
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    1 song

Albums by
Ásgeir

Top Songs by
Ásgeir

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Stardust
  3.   King And Cross
  4.   Nyfallid Regn
  5.   Hærra
  6.   Unbound
  7.   Að Grafa Sig Í Fönn
  8.   Afterglow
  9.   Here Comes the Wave In
  10.   Nothing
  11.   Lupine Intrigue
  12.   Trust
  13.   Where Is My Mind?
  14.   New Day
  15.   I Know You Know
  16.   Underneath It
  17.   Dreaming
  18.   Torrent
  19.   Þennan Dag
  20.   Samhljómur
  21.   Hljóða Nótt
  22.   Leyndarmál
  23.   Sumargestur
  24.   Dýrð Í Dauðaþögn
  25.   Heimförin
  26.   Fennir Yfir
  27.   Hold

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