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Friday, March 18 • 12:00am - 1:00am
For a Minor Reflection

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Hailing from Iceland FaMR comprises of four 21-year-olds from Reykjav?k, Iceland - Kjartan Holm (guitar), Gu?finnur Sveinsson (guitar and piano), Elvar J?n Gu?mundsson (bass) and Andri Freyr ?orgeirsson (percussion). Their music is best described as energetic, melodious post-rock, though being the natural creative visionaries they are, the band expand and even subvert their style with almost every song. Starting life as a hard rock duo in a tiny garage in Reykjav?k, Iceland, For a Minor Reflection (FaMR) morphed into an indie rock trio (for a week or so) and a blues quartet (for a little longer) before finally arriving at their current incarnation: instrumental post-rockers du jour. Back in 2007, the quartet struck up a fan base with their self-produced debut album Reistu ?ig vi?, s?lin er komin ? loft... (Rise, the sun?s up...), a mesmerizing, hour-long tapestry featuring six songs and recorded over a weekend in their friend?s studio. This record, as well as their energetic live shows, earned them a slew of accolades, including favourable comparisons to Explosions in the Sky, Caspain and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Their fellow Icelanders Sigur R?s even described them as ?a band with the potential to out Mogwai?. Following a scintillating live performance at 2007?s Iceland Airwaves, FaMR were invited to undertake a two-week 2008 tour in the USA and Canada. Later in the same year the band were invited to do 15 dates with Sigur R?s on a European tour and used the opportunity to release their album on iTunes, as well as selling it on the tour. The band sold out on the 2000 albums they manufactured bringing the total sales figures of this modest demo recorded in a home studio to 5000 copies. Needless to say the tour with Sigur R?s attracted the attention of a lot of promoters which landed them a showcase slot at Eurosonic at the start of 2009 and a months headline tour in Europe early summer last year Spending the rest of the summer writing a new album FaMR chose the Sigur Ros studio in Iceland to record 10 new songs with LA producer Scott Hackwith.

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For a Minor Reflection

Hailing from Iceland FaMR comprises of four 21-year-olds from Reykjavk, Iceland - Kjartan Holm (guitar), Gufinnur Sveinsson (guitar and piano), Elvar Jn Gumundsson (bass) and Andri Freyr orgeirsson (percussion). Their music is best described as energetic, melodious post-rock, though... Read More →

Friday March 18, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
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