Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir
|Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir|
|Birth name||Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir|
|Also known as||Kría Brekkan|
|Associated acts||múm, Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan, Animal Collective, Rings, Stórsveit Nix Noltes|
Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir (aka Kría Brekkan, born 5 January 1982) is an Icelandic vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist. She is best known as a former frontperson of múm, and later on for collaborating with former husband David Portner as Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan.
In late 2006, Kristín acknowledged that she had left múm in the beginning of that year, and published an open letter briefly describing her thoughts on the matter.
Kristín is currently a member of Stórsveit Nix Noltes, and has recorded and played live with Slowblow. She appeared on records by Mice Parade and on Animal Collective's Feels (on which she is credited as "Doctess").
Kristín recorded and mixed the Black Habit LP by Rings (featuring ex-members of First Nation). She appeared on the cover of Belle & Sebastian's 2000 Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant LP with her twin sister, Gyða. In 2006, she did a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon. She was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in May 2011. In 2012, Kristín performed in an exhibition by fellow Icelandic artist, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. In 2014, she performed at ATP Iceland and the Reykjavík Arts Festival.
Kristín lives in New York City. She is divorced from her husband, David Portner. The separation partially inspired Avey Tare's solo album Down There. She is currently living in Reykjavík, working as a sheep mid-wife and caring for chickens.
- Wildering 7" (14 November 2007, After Hours)
- Apotropaíosong Armor CD (November 2008, self-released)
- Uterus Water 7" (10 January 2010, Paw Tracks)
- Howl Double LP ( Women's Works)
- Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today is Ok (1999 TMT, reissue 2005 Morr Music)
- Finally We Are No One (2002 Fat Cat Records)
- Summer Make Good (2004 Fat Cat Records)
with Avey Tare
- Black Habit (January 2008)
with Stórsveit Nix Noltes
- Orkideur Hawai (21 March 2006, Bubblecore)
- Royal Family - Divorce (5 May 2009, FatCat Records/Rough Trade)
- Be Good To Earth This Season w/Antony Hegarty featured by Reverend Green on Be Good To Earth This Season / Wolfie’s Christmas 7" (December 2008, Paw Tracks)
- Kría Brekkan's MySpace Page
- Kría Brekkan as #27 in "La Blogothèque: les concerts à emporter!" (The Take-Away Shows)
- Kria Brekkan live in Berlin Video
- Paw Tracks Records