A couple of weeks ago, I brought Sigur Rós as the Twisted Music Video Of The Week. Many of you commented that you really enjoyed that it wasn’t another metal band taking a spot on this series, so I wanted to try and bring something once again that didn’t rely upon distorted guitars and gore […]
I want to apologize right away for this edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week. Usually I bring something gory or visually surreal that has a strong metal or electronic track behind it. It’s meant to pump you all up for the weekend, get you hyped to have fun after a long week. But […]
Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his partner Alex Somers are no strangers to soundtrack work. Last year, the duo scored the WGN series "Manhattan", and in 2011, Jónsi scored the film We Bought a Zoo, which Somers produced. The duo have written two songs for the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's upcoming film Aloha. Show More Summary
When I read that the post-rock, Icelandic band Sigur Rós commissioned Melika Bass to direct and produce a music video for their composition, "Varðeldur," I wasn't terribly surprised. Bass' archetypical characters and magical components cohere with the subliminal sound that...
We travel from Japan to Iceland for the sounds of Sigur Ros! International Politics Overall - All the focus, if you believe the Israeli narrative, should be on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapon program. However, this is a red herring considering Israel’s nuclear weapons and how insane the leadership is - More drones are being traded across the world with [...]
Sounds like: Asgeir, Sigur Ros, Thom Yorke Song: Low Roar - Breathe In (Carmen Rizzo Remix) What's so good? I was introduced to Icelandic band Low Roar a couple months ago and instantly fell head over heels in love, so this is a pretty special day for me. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Jónsi, Boards of Canada Song: Solar Keys - Museo What's so good? This is zone-out music. It's ten minutes of sonic delay that's at once eerie, haunting, and uplifting — a sort of patient catharsis. Show More Summary
Expanded release to feature previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions.
12. Bright Eyes – Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground 11. Eminem -The Eminem Show 10. Sigur Rós – ( ) 9. The Libertines – Up the Bracket 8. Spoon – Kill the Moonlight 7. Tom Waits – Alice 6. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It…
Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, The National Song: Bjear - Cold What's so good? A few months ago, Indie Shuffle premiered the first single from Nordic-influenced folk collective Bjear. Today, I am stoked to be the first to share their...Show More Summary
Iceland: land of Björk, Sigur Rós, and icebergs. But it’s also a place of beauty, according to photographer Chris Burkard. Although the 29-year-old photographer has ventured to Iceland a total of 16 times, Burkard brought a Lytro Illum camera during his visit last month. With the Illum, Lytro’s first professional-grade light-field camera, Burkard shot a variety of […]
Track: Untitled #8, aka Popplagið, aka "The Pop Song" | Artist: Sigur Rós | Album: ( ) Read more...
Sounds like: Big Scary, Sigur Ros Song: Jasia - Safety What's so good? Jasia is a Jamaican-born, Australia-based musician who has just released "Safety." It's haunting and beautiful, and the type of song that you really want to listen...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, The National Song: Bjear - Nell What's so good? Influenced by the storytelling and imagery of Icelandic elvish folklore, austere collective Bjear is an Australian slice of the vibrant Nordic musicalShow More Summary
We were big fans of the first two singles from Cloud Castle Lake’s Dandelion EP. In their own distinct ways, “Sync” and “A Wolf Howling” found the Dublin trio conjuring up art-rock euphoria similar to that of Radiohead and Sigur Rós. Those songs and two more — the jazzy dirge “Mothcloud” and the hushed, shivery [...]
Sounds like: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Sigur Ros Song: Mono - Where We Begin What's so good? For those unfamiliar with Japanese post-rock group Mono, I am thrilled to be the one to introduce you to them. Since 1999, the Tokyo-four piece have been creating some of the most breathtaking instrumental music in the world. Show More Summary
The first song we heard from Cloud Castle Lake’s upcoming Dandelion EP, “Sync,” reminded me of Sigur Rós at their most celebratory. “A Wolf Howling,” the second Dandelion song the Dublin band are sharing, exists in the same wheelhouse, but the way it casts Daniel McAuley’s falsetto against a churning minor-key groove is closer to [...]
Cloud Castle Lake’s “Sync” begins on that ethereal plane inhabited by the likes of Radiohead and Sigur Rós, with celestial falsetto arching against shapeless moody tones. In time, the song expands into something far more visceral and celebratory (which, to be fair, is a sound both Radiohead and Sigur Rós have pulled off too) — [...]
By Strauss on Jul 31 2014 Yom San thanks these people, in this order, on the liner notes of the cassette release, Playa Piano: Trees, Frankie Rose, Spoon, Sigur Ros, Cam’ron, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pixies, Etta James, Juelz Santana, The...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Stornoway, Sigur Ros Song: Sea Stacks - Brutal Concrete / Scottish Wilderness What's so good? London-based band Sea Stacks are self-defined as "orchestral indie," and would much rather give you tracks layered with...Show More Summary