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Kaleo

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Kaleo is a kick ass rock n’ roll band from Iceland, who are now based in the USA.

Kaleo is:
JJ Julius Son – Vocals, guitar
David Antonsson – Drums, vocals
Daniel Kristjansson – Bass
Rubin Pollock – Lead guitar

I became aware of Kaleo with HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl”, one season and done. But that was not Kaleo’s fault, their music is just too good.
Then I let them slip under my radar until yesterday when a FB friend posted a couple of their tracks. I listened to them, and then some more and now I am totally hooked. Fanatical fan for life. I just love this band.

They released their new album a few months back, the album “A/B” is simply amazing. I’ve rounded up a few tracks from the album, plus some others. If nothing else as a bookmark for me when I need to hear some ass-kicking rock n’ roll.

First up we have this live track recorded here on an iceberg at Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon, talk about a spectacular background.
I guess if you grow up in Iceland you are used to the cold, but that looks really chilly to me. Brrrrrr.
Save Yourself

Video produced by Eyk Studio

Director – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
D.O.P & A Camera – Baldvin Vernharðsson
Production Manager – Einar Ólafsson
B Camera – Pétur Már Pétursson & Stroud Rohde
Gaffer & Grip – Sindri Steinarsson
Recorded and mixed by Arnar Gudjonsson
Sound assistant – Ryan Rooney
Focus Puller – Viktor Aleksander Bogdanski
Drone operator – Arnar Þór Þórsson
Stylist/Make-up – Dorothea Olesen Halldórsdóttir
Driver – Ólafur Garðar Gunnarsson & Ingólfur Arason
Runner – Caleb Strecker

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OK, so they did an iceberg, what next? Well easy, let’s shoot a live performance inside Prihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
I love this song, it almost should have been written for “The Wire” it would have been a perfect fit.
Way Down We Go

Video produced by Eyk Studio

Director – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
D.O.P – Baldvin Vernharðsson
Gaffer & Focus – Pétur Már Pétursson
B Camera – Stroud Rohde
C Camera – Sindri Steinarsson
Drone operator – Arnar Þór Þórsson
Recorded and mixed by Arnar Gudjonsson
Sound assistant – Nate Pittsburgh Dickinson
Production assistants – Einar Ólafsson , Friðþór Nordkvist, Þorleifur Gaukur Davíðsson, Jason Rardin
Editor – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson
Grade – Gus Bendinelli
Sound designer – Pétur Már Pétursson
Graphics – Gabríel B. Bachmann, Elsa Jónsdóttir, Björn Loki

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This is the song featured in the HBO series “Vinyl”, a live performance recorded at United Record Pressing. That guitar is sick, gut wrenching good, love it. This song totally embodies rock n’ roll, this is the real deal. I doubt we’ll hear a more authentic rock n’ roll track anytime soon.
No Good

Director: Shaun Silva
Production Company: TackleBox Films
Producer: Carey Nelson Burch
Editor: Lee Tucker
Post Production Facility: FORWARD

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Next up, just to show they can we have a pure blues track.
Recorded live on KEXP another awesome track from Kaleo.
Listen to this with your eyes closed and you’d swear you were in the Delta.
Perfection.
Broken Bones

Host: John Richards
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Luke Knecht

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I heard this and just had to put it out here.
A great song by Cher, and this has to be the best cover of it I’ve heard to date. This version was recorded live @ SiriusXM and it starts of so gently, and then the knife in JJ’s voice steps up a notch. Another awesome track from Kaleo.
Bang Bang

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Gonna leave you with an awesome 30 minutes from Red Rocks Premieres.
There’s nothing else to say, just rock on.

1 Broken bones 0:43-4:35
2 I walk on water 4:37-9:57
3 I can’t go on without you 9:58- 15:36
4 Way down we go 17:20- 20:47
5 No good 21:11- 24:50
6 Rock n’ Roller 24:53- 30:00

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