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The land of Sigur Ros, soft moss, elves and giants offers the perfect place to recharge in 2014.
Last year, we shared with you the news that the great French band Alcest, pioneers of the blackgaze (black metal x shoegaze) subgenre, were working on an album with Sigur Rós producer Birgir Jón Birgisson, which would altogether subtract the “black” from that equation. Said Alcest mastermind, Neige, of the songs he was working on: [...]
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Rhode Island folker Joel Thibodeau, who records as Death Vessel, has a new album called Island Intervals coming early next year. The first track he’s shared from it is called “Ilsa Drown,” and it features a guest vocal from Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, whose clear and high and ethereal tone matches his own. While the [...]
The Swedish band Solander is about to tour Scandinavia with José González’s band Junip, which makes a lot of sense because Solander sounds a lot like González crossed with Sigur Rós — i.e. intimate incandescent folk-rock blown out to celestial proportions. They’re already gaining steam on their home turf, and the forthcoming Monochromatic Memories is [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Washed Out Song: M83 - Run Into Flowers [download here] What's so good? In honor of the new Niels Schneider film coming out, which features an original soundtrack from Anthony Gonzalez aka M83, I thought I’d cover this old school track. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, M83 Song: Mountain Bird - Don't Mind [download here] What's so good? While Sweden might be known for giving us Ikea, H&M and Alexander Skarsgard, it’s also home to one of the worlds greatest musical cultures. Show More Summary
From skyr to puffins to men who knit, Iceland has a solid history of exporting great things, music being no exception. For those looking to move beyond Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men, Vök will be a welcome addition to your music collection. In “Before,” the Icelandic duo takes a minimalist Nordic cool, adds some [...]
by Bill Pearis UK group Lanterns on the Lake make ethereal, widescreen rock that works dynamics hard, soaring one moment, swooping the next. Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky are good touchstones, but Lanterns on the Lake are doing...
Múm’s “When Girls Collide” (off their recent album Smilewound) is a fast, fun pop song, and you might expect that to change once Jónsi of Sigur Rós, a band that practically owns the rights to the word “glacial,” chose to remix it. Actually he does the opposite, turning it into a sparkling, bumpin’ club track. [...]
We’re not sure how, but Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi somehow found some time to remix fellow… Read more articles like "Sigur Rós’ Jónsi remixes Múm – “When Girls Collide”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Sigur Rós, Austra, Wanderhouse, Braids Song: Mt. Wolf - Swarm [download here] What's so good? Last month, we hyped a Mt. Wolf single called “Midnight Shallows.” The track will officially be released on November 4 via Third Rock Recordings. Show More Summary
Vimeo Shot on 5D, 7D with Tamron 24-70 2.8 and Tamron 70-200 2.8 I wrote a blog post about the experience here: http://voortexproductions.com/blog/ Music: Bium Bium Bambalo by Sigur Ros Lyrics translated from Icelandic Bíum bíum bambaló, Bambaló...Show More Summary
Remember that time Shia LaBeouf went full frontal in Sigur Ros' video???? Well looks like the star's peen has surfaced again! Shia took to his Twitter to tweet a pretty NSFW picture in anticipation of his upcoming film, Charlie Countryman, also starring Evan Rachel Wood. The star sure has been getting naked a lot lately! What with his [...]
All week this week, Lauren Laverne's award-winning BBC 6Music show has been broadcasting live from Maida Vale with a series of live shows. The week culminates today with a session from those Norse Gods Sigur Ros. Read the full story on DrownedinSound.com
Cyril Hahn. Would a rose by any other name be so fucking awesome? Mr. Hahn has been reworking some major R&B hits for a minute now -– Mariah, Beyonce and Solange, just to name a few — and now he’s expanding his already-broad horizons by remixing Sigur Rós’ “Rafstraumur.” Hahn takes “Rafstraumur” from an ethereal, post-rock tune [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Girl Talk Song: Sigur Ros vs. Juicy J - Isjaki/Bandz A Make Her Dance (Nate Belasco Mashup) [download here] What's so good? A few months back, we brought you producer Nate Belasco’s so-strange-it-works mashup of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” and Tame Impala’s “Elephant” (check it out here). Show More Summary
Úlfur Hansson spends most of his time as a touring member of Jónsi (of Sigur Rós)’s band, but he has recently branched out on his own with the album White Mountain. The record is a collection of gorgeous compositions, particularly “Heaven In A Wildflower,” which has now gotten the video treatment. Images of mountains, dark [...]
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. The mainstream popularity of Sigur Rós—I saw the Icelanders headline the 3,900-capacity...Show More Summary