If you have seen Sigur Ros in the past couple years you would remember them as the opening act and then as the backing orchestral section for Sigur Ros' set.
Besides strings Amiina incorporate many unconventional instruments such as: a saw, drinking glasses, music boxes, toy pianos, etc.
Really different stuff, I to thought it was wierd at first, but then after seeing them open for Sigur Ros the second time I was hooked. Their music is great ambiance music for any setting...
Also they are currently touring. Sólrún, María, Edda, and Hildur will be travelling to:
03-21 Madison, WI - Café Montmartre
03-22 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
03-23 Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theatre
03-25 Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room at House of Blues
03-26 Detroit, MI - Magic Bag
03-27 Toronto, Ontario - Rivoli
03-28 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
03-30 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
03-31 Boston, MA - The Remis Museum of Fine Arts
04-01 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-02 New York, NY - Good Shepherd Faith Church
04-05 Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall (MusicNow Festival)
04-06 Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall (MusicNow Festival)
04-09 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
04-10 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04-12 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
04-13 Los Angeles, CA - Silent Movie Theatre
04-14 San Diego, CA - House of Blues (5th Avenue Stage)
Their new album can be streamed and purchased here.