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Introducing Kaleo: The Icelandic Americana Band Making Waves in Austin

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Sometimes light emerges from the darkest of places. Sometimes great discoveries are made in the most unlikeliest of settings. Indie four-piece Kaleo formed in their home country of Iceland in 2012 (naming themselves after the word for “The Sound” in Hawaiian) and quickly found a fan base, playing festivals and releasing singles by themselves until the biggest record label in Iceland, Sena, signed them to a deal in fall 2013. They recorded their self-titled debut album in just six weeks, resulting in five #1 singles and a Gold record, in addition to slots at multiple festivals around Europe. But the best was still yet to come, as Spring 2014’s single ‘All The Pretty Girls’ caught wider international attention, leading to a deal with Atlantic Records in the US. The band relocated to Austin, Texas, and they have recently begun working with producer Mike Crossey (Jake Bugg, Arctic Monkeys) in London to record an EP, due later this year.

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