Chill Effect: Atmospheric Icelandic electronic trio Samaris sparkle in new single ‘Tibrá’
Earlier this week Björk made news when the Icelandic musician sped up the release date for her new album to now after a few songs leaked online. But she may have stolen a bit of thunder away from her fellow country people in Samaris, which today dropped a new video for the aurally stunning single “Tibrá” (pronounced: “tea brow,” which is like “Tebow” only lower).
Comprised of a clarinet player (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), a singer (Jófríður Ákadóttir) and an electronic musician (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), Samaris’ chilled, downtempo electronica has yet to crash our digital shores since their formation in 2011, but with singles and videos this one, that should be soon rectified. The sound has already drawn obvious comparisons to Bjork, as well as Purity Ring, the Knife, and Little Dragon.
“Tibrá” is the third single from the trio’s 2014 debut album, Silkidrangar. Shortly after forming, they won Músíktilraunir, the famed Icelandic “Battle of the Bands” that counts indie darlings Of Monsters And Men and locally beloved hardcore quartet Mínus as past winners.
Listen to “Tibrá” below, and get ready to fade out into the weekend.