Happy New year! Sheet music book on its way and fourth album out in February
Dear Kickstarter backers,
This is Daniel here from Árstíðir (the guitarist). We would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We also want to update you on the status... Read more
Anyone still missing their rewards?
Hi, backers! Jeanine here. The band just forwarded an email to me that made me feel terrible:it was from a backer who STILL hadn't received her stuff. I checked... Read more
Hello from the road!
Hi, backers! Jeanine here, and although I'm technically not on the road anymore, the band is--touring America for the first time and having a grand adventure! They made a promise... Read more
I bet you Vinyl Backers are curious...
... about what's going on! After all, everyone else has received their goodies and they're sending in cool Instagrams and so forth. And you've been patiently waiting all this time.... Read more
US tour is almost complete!
Hi, Backers! Jeanine here. I see that many of you have received your rewards (Stamps.com tells me when stuff has been delivered) and I hope you're enjoying them! As always,... Read more
Problems with your reward?
Hi, all! Jeanine here!
By now, most of the reward packages have been mailed, and reports are coming in from all over the world of people receiving their goodies. Exciting! ... Read more
You should start receiving your goodies any day now. We're curious to see how you how you look in your Icelandic sweaters, hoodies and t-shirts! Did the vials... Read more
So it begins
Want some tips on how to fulfill a KS campaign?
1) Start by cleaning the basement. Jenga blocks hurt almost as much as Legos when you step on them.
2)... Read more
Things just got real! :-)
Hi, backers! Jeanine here, with the news we've all been waiting for!
I got 4 packages from Iceland today! This is what a Kickstarter campaign looks like at the end!... Read more
Dude where's my stuff? Status updates, todo charts, and lengthy vinyl turnaround times.
While you're waiting for your copies of Hvel, your ash, your Icelandic wool sweaters, and your other goodies, it's nice to know where along the process things actually are. So... Read more
Guess what arrived...
Hi, everyone! Jeanine here. The shirts are now in my basement, ready to be packed up once everything else is assembled. The current holdup is the printed booklets that go... Read more
Backer List is now "locked" for the first Reward Shipment.
Hi, everyone! Jeanine here. I finally made it to the T-shirt store! The orders for all the shirts are in, and I should have them back in about 3 weeks. ... Read more
Last Call for mailing addresses!
Hi, everyone! This is Jeanine the T-shirt Lady again. Things are coming along a bit slower than I'd like, but we are truly only a few weeks away from having... Read more
Late Backer Options--and just in time for the holidays!
Hi, backers! It's Jeanine again. I'm helping the band order T-shirts and other "manufactured" goods for this Kickstarter campaign.
I noticed that during the past few months, some people have... Read more
Autumn Tour 2014
A mere week from now, we embark on the first leg of our autumn tour. We wish we could come to all the places y'all are from, but this time... Read more
Jamming. Playing. Writing lyrics. Jamming some more. Re-writing lyrics. Toying with chord progressions. Playing. Recording. Recording. Listening. Recording. Re-writing. The birth of new ideas. The scrapping of some songs. The... Read more
Ashes To Backers, Dust To Dust
We will be updating you very soon about the proceedings with the making of our album. In the meantime, let's talk about ash!
Our volcanoes have not been lazy lately,... Read more
New Songs Live on NPR's World Cafe
A month ago, we played live for American radio NPR and the show World Cafe that was visiting Iceland for their "Sense of Place" series.
It was a lot of fun;... Read more
Glimpses From The Studio
Looong time, no update, we are so sorry about that!
But as you have probably figured out, our radio silence has a good underlying cause: the recording of... Read more
Stretch Goal #5 Not Reached, But...
A few days have now passed since the campaign ended. We have celebrated, but mostly continued to work in the studio.
Since stretch goal #5 was really glimmering on the... Read more
Project Successfully Funded - Thank You!
As the clock turned 3 PM this cloudy Reykjavík Saturday, this is what happened:
At the same time as we were in the middle of a take in the studio,... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 Reached
You are still working your magic with us, and with another stretch goal reached, another a capella download for all backers it is! This is turning into a real nail... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 Reached
Unbelievable! You did it again and just pushed us passed the third stretch goal, a music video. Thank you all so much.
Stretch Goal #2 Reached
Yesss, you did it!
Three days ago you helped us reach the second of our stretch goals. This means all backers will get an extra a capella download.
We look... Read more
Fourth Video from The Toppstöðin Sessions
And so, the countdown has begun! With only 2 days left of this campaign, we can not thank you enough for your encouragement and love. It has been, and... Read more
Third Video From The Toppstöðin Sessions
Friends, we want to share our third video from the Toppstöðin Sessions with you. "Someone Who Cares" is one of the songs we are working on in tandem with... Read more
Give Us Your Feedback On T-Shirt Design
Friends, we need your advice.
As you know, in some of the tiers a limited edition t-shirt is part of the reward. We have just now gotten four suggestions from... Read more
Full Set of Stretch Goals
We are still amazed by the fact that our first stretch goal of $40,000 is both reached and surpassed. With 11 days of our campaign left, we have decided to... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 Reached + New Music Video
Woaahh!!! We were stunned by how quickly we reached our primary goal of $20,000 and astounded that we reached the secondary goal of $32,600, all in a matter of days. ... Read more
Once we have achieved the base funding level needed for album three, we have officially covered all expenses needed to meet our production standards and deliver to you the music... Read more
We were asked by some of the higher backers how they can get the music book and photo book, which appeared only in one tier. We have solved the issue by... Read more
So far, so awesome!
We are truly stunned by how quickly we reached $20,000! Big thanks and a hug to everyone who has supported us so far. We are already working around... Read more