Five OK!Good Albums Up For 2015 Grammy Awards

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The five albums competing are:

ENGELBERT CALLING by Engelbert Humperdinck

Produced by Grammy award winning Martin Terefe, Engelbert Calling is Engelbert Humperdinck’s first ever duets album. Engelbert Calling features brand new recordings of classic tracks with some of the biggest and best voices on the planet, all hand picked by the legendary singer himself.

You can stream the entire album on  Spotify:                                                                                                                                                   https://play.spotify.com/EngelbertCalling

It is also available for streaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/EngelbertCalling

MOUNT KARMA by Dovetail

Dovetail’s latest album, Mount Karma, taps into their 60’s era rock and roll influences, while creating a fresh sound through their unique songwriting abilities and soulful harmonies. Dovetail’s songwriting skills helped the band win the esteemed John Lennon Songwriting Award in 2012 for the Best Rock Song for the opening track on Mount Karma titled “Julie.”

You can stream the entire album on Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/MountKarma

It is also available to stream on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/MountKarma

HOME by Hafdis Huld

Home is beautifully stripped down production with simplicity an directness that helps showcase Hafdis Huld’s pure and assured vocals to perfection. Home was written with an array of highly respected international songwriters, which together captured Hafdis Huld’s trademark songwriting skills.

You can stream the entire album on Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/Home

It is also available to stream on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/Home

DEEP RIVER by Jon Allen

Deep River Cover 660Deep River is a tribute to great music of the past while mixing 60’s inflected rock, soul, and country blues. With vocals that are reminiscent to that of a young Rod Stewart, Deep River finds Jon Allen channeling a wide range of influences with songs covering from relationships to finding oneself.

You can stream the entire album on Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/DeepRiver

It is also available to stream on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/DeepRiver

UNGROUNDED by Carly Jamison

Ungrounded CD CoverEngineered and mixed by Chris Grainger (best known for his work with Wilco, Switchfoot, and Sixpence None The Richer) and mastered by Richard Dodd (multi-Grammy winner for Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton, and Dixie Chicks), Ungrounded defines and explores the essence of everything that you love about rock and roll – the innocence, the romance, the frustration, and the constant yearning to escape.

You can stream the entire album on Spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/Ungrounded

It is also available to stream on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/Ungrounded

The final nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced in December. The winners will be announced live on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired on CBS. To read the full press release please visit: http://www.prweb.com/

Hafdís Huld Performs for Reykjavík Sessions

Hafdis - SessionsHafdís Huld recently filmed a special acoustic set for Reykjavík Sessions. Hafdis performed “Queen Bee” and “Wolf,” which are both off of her latest album Home, along with “Tomoko,” from her first solo album Dirty Paper Cups. The Reykjavík Session was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is considered home for the singer-songwriter.

Hafdís Huld’s latest album, Home, was released this past spring. Appropriately titled, the entrancing new album was written and recorded entirely in her picturesque wooden house located in the Icelandic mountains near Reykjavík . You can purchase Home online on the OK!Good Records Webstore.

Watch her performance of “Queen Bee” below. Click Here to watch her entire session.

Hafdís is currently on tour in the United Kingdom. Several dates are already sold out so make sure you get your tickets at HafdísHuld.com or Deli Radio.  Also, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @hafdishuld

Reykjavík Sessions started in June 2014. They are a group of people that love music, and feel that music needs more natural approach. The main goal of RVK sessions is to film musicians from all around the world performing in unorthodox places in the capitol of Iceland, Reykjavík.

To see more performances from Reykjavík Sessions click HERE

Hafdis Huld Returns to the UK With October 2014 Tour

Hafdis Huld UK Tour Oct 2014This weekend Hafdis Huld makes her return to the United Kingdom with her October 2014 UK Tour. The Icelandic singer-songwriter will be hitting the road in support of her new album Home, released April 29 2014 on OK!Good Records.

Several dates have already sold out so grab your tickets now by visiting HafdisHuld.com or DeliRadio, where you can also sample some of the songs she’ll be performing live. You can keep up with all of Hafdis’ adventures on the road by following her on Twitter & Instagram: @hafdishuld.

Hafdís Huld | UK Tour
Winchester The Railway 10/19/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 10/22/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Southsea 101 Reykjavík 10/23/14 8:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
London The Green Note 10/27/14 7:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Manchester The Castle Hotel 10/28/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Halifax Arden Road Social Club 10/30/14 8:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Durham Old Cinema Launderette 10/31/14 7:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Glasgow The Bowlers Bar 11/01/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK

Watch Hafdis Huld’s “Lucky” Acoustic Performance

Hafdis Huld Lucky Acoustic VideoHafdis Huld and guitarist Alisdair Wright filmed a special series of acoustic performance videos at every stop along their recent tour of Iceland. Following up their video covers of Radiohead’s “Creep” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” is an acoustic performance of Hafdis Huld’s song “Lucky.” The video was filmed at their stop in Eyjafjörður with it’s beautiful and picturesque landscape providing the perfect backdrop for the performance.

“Lucky” is featured on Hafdis Huld’s album Home, released April 29, 2014 on OK!Good Records. The song was also recently remixed by 22 year old German producer Glastrophobie, hitting #1 & #3 on the Hype Machine Remix and Popular Chart respectively.

Hafdis is hitting the road again this month for a UK Tour. Click Here for tour dates and to sample a few of the songs she’ll be playing live via DeliRadio. Several dates have already sold out so grab your tickets now!

Hafdis Huld Announces October UK Tour Dates

Hafdis Huld UK Tour Oct 2014

Hafdis Huld has just announced dates for her return to the United Kingdom this fall. The Icelandic singer-songwriter will be hitting the road for an October tour in support of her new album Home. Home  features the track “Lucky,” which was recently remixed by German producer Glastrophobie and hit #1 & #3 on the Hype Machine Remix and Popular Chart respectively. Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix)  is now available on iTunes.

Grab your tickets for Hafdis Huld’s tour now by clicking on the links below. You can keep up with all of Hafdis’ adventures on the road by following her on Twitter & Instagram: @hafdishuld.

Hafdís Huld | UK Tour
Winchester The Railway 10/19/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 10/22/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Southsea 101 Reykjavík 10/23/14 8:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
London The Green Note 10/27/14 7:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Manchester The Castle Hotel 10/28/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Halifax Arden Road Social Club 10/30/14 8:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Durham Old Cinema Launderette 10/31/14 7:00pm Buy Tickets Map UK
Glasgow The Bowlers Bar 11/01/14 7:30pm Buy Tickets Map UK

 

Watch Hafdis Huld’s Acoustic Cover of “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

Hafdis Huld - "Stay With Me" (Sam Smith)Continuing Hafdis Huld’s series of acoustic videos filmed during her recent tour of Iceland is her cover of Sam Smith’s hit single “Stay With Me,” off his debut album In The Lonely Hour. Hafdis and guitarist Alisdair Wright filmed special one-take performance videos at every stop along their tour, with this cover coming from their stop in Narfastaðir.

You can catch up on Hafdis’ tour diaries and photos from the tour on her website: HafdisHuld.com and stay up to date on her tour-video series by subscribing to: YouTube.com/user/hafdishuld. Hafdis released her new album Home  on April 29, 2014 which is available on our webstore.

Lyrics: “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Why am I so emotional?
No it’s not a good look, gain some self control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

Hafdis Huld – “Lucky” (Glastrophobie Remix) Now Available on iTunes

Hafdis Huld - Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix) on iTunesAfter premiering on Surviving the Golden Age, hitting #1 & #3 on the Hype Machine Remix and Popular Chart respectively, and over 100,000 plays in less than two weeks; Glastrophobie’s remix of Hafdis Huld’s “Lucky” is now available on iTunes.

The remix has continued to receive an overwhelming amount of support since it’s August 13th release, with critics praising the bright summer vibes of Glastrophobie’s production that blend perfectly with Hafdis’ melodic vocals. Check out some of the reviews below and Click Here to buy on iTunes.

Glastrophobie transforms “Lucky” into a chilled out Summer anthem suitable for pool parties, long car rides, or just chillin’ in the backyard with a glass of sangria. So kick back, relax, and let the swooning melodies take you to your private escape.” – The Music Ninja

“Hafdis Huld’s bubbly, pop vocals are the perfect complement to Glastrophobie’s exuberantly sunny production. Another glorious remix in Glastrophobie’s quickly growing collection.”Good Music All Day

“..In his remixing, Glastrophobie elevates Huld’s beautifully sung melody with a House-y backbeat, crisp saxophone and phasing synth, turning the melancholic meditation into a bittersweet dance track.” – Surviving the Golden Age

Check out this new Glastrophobie remix! We’re not sure if he snorted some fairy-dust, or what the deal is, but this track is magical.” – Salacious Sound

Holding steady with the Icelandic folk sound, Glastrophobie’s remix adds a house element that doesn’t detract from the original’s sonic intention. With an almost Mumford feel, the summery vibes are strong with this one.” – Stoney Roads

Another killer mix from Glastrophobie and another step into the world of saxcellence.” - Your Music Radar

Watch Hafdis Huld’s Acoustic Cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”

Hafdis Huld "Creep" (Radiohead) Cover
During her recent tour across the far corners of Iceland, Hafdis Huld filmed a special series of acoustic videos with guitarist and partner Alisdair Wright. The two filmed one-take performance videos at every farm, guest house, and out of the way place they visited while on the road. The first video in their series is a beautifully dreamy cover of Radiohead’s classic track, “Creep,” filmed in a tiny hut at a place called Skipalækur near Egilsstaðir.

You can catch up on Hafdis’ tour diaries and photos from the tour on her website: HafdisHuld.com and stay up to date on her tour-video series by subscribing to: YouTube.com/user/hafdishuld.

Lyrics: “Creep” by Radiohead

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fucking special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice when I’m not around
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

She’s running out the door, She’s running out
She runs runs runs runs..

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here , I don’t belong here

Surviving the Golden Age Premieres Hafdis Huld “Lucky (Glastrophobie Remix)”

Hafdis Huld - Lucky (Remix)Our friends at Surviving the Golden Age have just premiered German producer Glastrophobie‘s remix of Hafdis Huld’s latest single, “Lucky.”

Here’s what they had to say about the track:

This summery, cinematic remix of Icelandic folk-pop singer/songwriter Hafdis Huld’s latest single “Lucky” is a welcome reminder of the talents of twenty-two year old German producer Glastrophobie. Three months ago, he stunned with his masterful remix of Anna Graceman’s “Words,” so we’re glad to hear him take on such a simple and lovely song.

The original “Lucky” is a paced, mellow track with folksy elements – in his remixing, Glastrophobie elevates Huld’s beautifully sung melody with a House-y backbeat, crisp saxophone and phasing synth, turning the melancholic meditation into a bittersweet dance track. With his signature rhythm patterning and knack for evolving instrumentation across a single song, Glastrophobie has created a rich aural experience that should satisfy listeners for another month or two before his next project.

Click Here for the full article on Surviving the Golden Age.

Hafdis Huld’s “Lucky” was originally featured on her new album Home, released on April 29, 2014 by OK! Good Records. Check out the original mix of “Lucky” below, and pick up a copy of Home from our webstore.

Watch Hafdis Huld’s “Wolf” Music Video

Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld has released a new music video for her song “Wolf,” off her new album Home. Following in the  footsteps of her video for “Queen Bee,” “Wolf” features beautiful animation and direction from multi-instrumentalist and partner Alisdair Wright. Blending live action with a uniquely animated world, Alisdair creates the perfect atmosphere to compliment the song as Hafdis plays on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Check out the video below and pick up a copy of Home  in our webstore.

Lyrics:

He ran up the path with blood on his hands
And a fear I’d never seen
He stops for a breath and a backwards glance
What could this have been

Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
I don’t want you here anymore
Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
Aaaaaooohhh!

I saw their master and he did not care
Sent me on my way
They’re running wild out here
Still we choose to stay

Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
I don’t want you here anymore
Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
Aaaaaooohhh!

We don’t go back to that neck of the woods
Try to stay off that track
Bow my head and pull up the hood
Whenever I must go back

Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
I don’t want you here anymore
Wolves wolves don’t howl at my door
Aaaaaooohhh!