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Pascal Pinon - New Beginning
Nov 09, 2010
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Sounds like: Azure Ray, Tegan and Sara
Why do we like this?
When you were 16 years old, you were most likely learning how to drive, getting cultured on the ins and outs of high school cliques, and convincing your parents that 12 AM is a reasonable curfew hour. Looking back on these elapsed years, it's difficult for me to imagine knowing exactly what my passions were at such a young age, but sometimes people just know.

Case in point: Pascal Pinon. Sixteen-year-old twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, along with bandmates Halla and Kristín, are making playful Icelandic indie folk music -- they were even nominated for The Icelandic Music Awards as Newcomer of the Year 2009. They are releasing a self-titled album exclusively through Morr Music on December 3, an album that's full of soft, melodic, and joyous harmonies paired with charming acoustics. Crossing over from their native Icelandic tongue to English, the composition of angelic vocals and lighthearted instrumentals ranges from solemnly written inner-monologues to soothing whispered lullabies.

In an interview on Morr Music's website, Pascal Pinon was asked about the artistic differences between writing songs in English compared to writing in Icelandic:

"I just sing in whatever language that feels right. I think singing in English comes from being influenced by music I'm listening to. Most of the times the Icelandic lyrics are poems that I've written before and decided to use in a song. I usually write about what's on the top of my mind, whether it's something true or completely made up. Singing in both languages works very well for us so yes, we'll probably go on doing that."

Whether they are recording songs in their bedroom or borrowed houses, their imaginative music will undoubtedly take you on a whimsical voyage back to youth and conjecture, making you question your decision on neglecting your adolescent rock star fantasies.

The self-titled album will be available for purchase on December 3. Mark your calendars!
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