Sounds like: Sigur Ros, Birds of Tokyo Song: Intertwine - We Are Fools For Singing This Song What's so good? Oh, Norway. Home to black metal, awesome rap (which I'd never even considered before right now) and Röyksopp. Joining thoseShow More Summary
Washington singer-songwriter Briana Marela’s new song “Surrender” whispers in loops, her voice a whirlwind of coos and stretched vocalizations. It’s a little bit Grimes a lot Sigur Rós, whose producer Alex Somers also worked with Marela on her upcoming debut, All Around Us. The video for the track is a series of fast visualizations, which […]
In celebration of the 16th birthday of its second studio album, Agætis Byrjun, Sigur Rós has announced that it’ll be streaming the album’s 1999 release date concert, recorded at the Icelandic Opera House, today for free on its web site. Show More Summary
Sigur Rós released the post-rock masterpiece Agætis Byrjun on June 12th, 1999, marking the occasion with an 11-song set at the Icelandic Opera House in Reykjavík. To celebrate the 16th anniversary of both album and event, the band is streaming that 92-minute show exclusively on their website, starting at 5 p.m. EST on Friday,...
Live at the Icelandic Opera House features 100 minutes of newly remastered audio.
Earlier this year, Sigur Rós announced an expanded box set reissue of their 1999 LP Ágætis byrjun. Today, to mark that record's 16th anniversary, they'll audio-stream its release-day show at the Icelandic Opera House, which took place on this day in 1999. Show More Summary
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about great songs not sung in English. Sigur Rós, “Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur” (2008) Sometimes a song doesn’t need comprehensible words to make sense. Show More Summary
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