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Sigur Rós Preview New, "Aggressive" Music in Tour Video, Kjartan Sveinsson Leaves the Band for Good

Photo by Lilja Birgisdottir Last spring, Sigur Rós explained that multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson would take a break from touring simply because he wanted "to spend his time doing something else."  At the time, they said that this was temporary. This afternoon, the band is doing an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, during which they say this move is permanent.
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