Icelandic based composer Ivar Pall Jonsson is gearing up to premiere his debut album in the States come July titled "Revolution In The Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter". The collection takes an anthemic rock approach, spearheaded by the lead track off the collection called "The Legacy of Elbowville". The song is a collection of everything that makes Iceland great, from their subtle and low-key harmonic arrangements to their extremely laid-back and carefree approach, its the expression of everything that is unique and awesome about Iceland. I had the opportunity to catch the Reykjavik Calling festival when it stopped by Boston at The Middle East Downstairs and was amazed at the depth of talent emanating from that little volcanic rock that is constantly churning out quality music, and this one is no exception.
To check out "The Legacy of Elbowville" for yourself, it's available for streaming on the Soundcloud page located right over here to listen at your leisure. This is all leading up to a stage musical of the album's title premiering in NYC's Greenwich Village in August.