On Wednesday, July 5, Icelandic artist and global chart-topper Ásgeirwill perform song requests from fans for 24 hours in his Reykjavik studio, live onto a lathe vinyl cutter (a dubplate) as an acetate.
Ásgeir has announced his “Straight to Vinyl” project, where he will record stripped-down versions of his music as well as selected covers directly to 7″ vinyl records during the course of 24 hours, in collaboration with the Icelandic national television (RÚV). Each vinyl will include handwritten tracklisting with totally unique recordings that won’t exist anywhere else.
The project will take place in Ásgeir’s studio in Iceland and will be broadcasted as live Slow TV on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) and on Ásgeir’s YouTube channel worldwide between 1pm EDT on July 5 and 1pm EDT on July 6. Slow TV is a term used for a genre of live “marathon” television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete length.
The records will be made available to Ásgeir’s fans via an international scavenger hunt in various cities – to be announced at a later date. Ásgeir encourages his fans to tune in and participate in the event on social media with the hashtag #asgeirstraighttovinyl and by commenting on YouTube as to which songs they’d like to see performed and recorded.
Ásgeir’s North American headline fall tour kicks off September 6 in Vancouver and continues through October. His second album Afterglowis available everywhere now via One Little Indian/Columbia Records.
Ásgeir On Tour:
9/6/2017 Vancouver, BC Imperial Vancouver
9/7/2017 Seattle, WA Neumos
9/9/2017 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
9/11/2017 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
9/12/2017 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
9/13/2017 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
9/15/2017 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
9/16/2017 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
9/19/2017 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
9/21/2017 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
9/23/2017 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
9/24/2017 Toronto, ON The Great Hall
9/26/2017 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
9/27/2017 New York, NY Irving Plaza
9/29/2017 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
10/1/2017 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/2/2017 Washington, DC Sixth & I Synagogue
10/4/2017 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10/6/2017 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival