music monday: lily & madeleine

reykjavik – my new favorite european city. there is something so magical when the sea meets the mountains and that magic happens in reykjavik.

i spent 2 days there, compliments of icelandair, on my journey back to the states. it was a great end to a perfect little trip to norway. when i’m finished with jetlag (and unpacking), i’ll share a bit more about my time in both places.

most stores close by 6 or 8pm in europe, leaving only restaurants and bars open late. it was the same in reykjavik, but i found a bookstore/cafe that was open to 10pm each day. when everything else shut down and my feet were tired from walking, i headed to eymundsson bookstore (the oldest and largest bookseller in iceland), bought a pastry and coffee, loaded my arms with books and magazines and made myself at home until closing time. it was during one of those evenings that i stumbled across the music of lily & madeleine. lily and madeleine are sisters from indiana with beautiful voices and heart-breaking harmonies. they recently signed with asthmatic kitty records (home to sufjan stevens), so you know they are worth a listen.

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5 comments
  1. Michael Thellmann said:

    So glad that you got to spend some time in Reykjavik; I’ve always wanted to go. 🙂 Did you speak Norwegian there, or did they speak some English? I know you’ll do great being back in Denver (you’re epic at life).

    Let me know how you’re going when you’ve got a chance. 🙂

    -Michael

  2. Pretty voices! Cant wait to see you again so so soon 🙂

  3. PS. I think you need a more spring-like header 😉

  4. lyndee said:

    ragnhild, this header will have to do for now. 🙂 so excited you’re coming!
    michael, they spoke english in iceland as well as icelandic. i tried to speak norwegian to them, but they didn’t really appreciate it. 🙂

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