every time you go on tour you want it to be different…and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage. but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. this time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of, ágćtis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed...
Want to hear Sigur Ros perform "The Rains of Castamere," from the popular and bloody HBO show Game of Thrones? Of course you do, because you love Icelandic post-rock bands diving headlong into a world of medieval backstabbing and intrigue! Check out the creepy tune in the replies.
The members of Sigur Ros will appear on Game of Thrones this season. No word on what they will be doing on the show.
Thrones has landed Icelandic art-pop sensation Sigur Rós to appear in season four. Jón Ţór “Jónsi” Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason are currently shooting an appearance on the Thrones set in Croatia. What will the band mates do? Will they play a song? Might a bowed guitar be involved?
Following the recent news that Sigur Rós will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, we now have an image of the band as imagined by show's animators, via the band's website. So if you've ever wondered how Jónsi would look were he a little more, you know...yellow, then hit the replies!
Sigur Róswill release their seventh full-length, titled Kveikur, on June 18. Hit the replies for the track listing, the artwork, and the video for the first single. You can pre-order the album here, and also be sure to check out the band's performance on Jimmy Fallon tonight.
Kjartan Sveinsson has left Sigur Rós permanently. The band revealed the news today during their AMA on Reddit. On a positive note, the band stated that their new album would be "more aggressive" this time around. You can watch a tour teaser that features some new music in the replies.
Sigur Rós have announced their new headlining North American tour dates for early next year. Also, for every ticket you purchase, you will receive a new 3 song EP. To find all the dates and information, head over to the band's site.
Multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson has pulled out of Sigur Ros' world tour, but has not quit the band. He will be replaced on the group's upcoming tour by Ólafur Björn Ólafsson on keyboard and oboe, and Kjartan Dagur Hólm - younger brother of bassist Georg Hólm and member of For A Minor Reflection - on guitar. Sigur Ros will release Valtari on May 28.
Sigur Ros released the official video for "Eg Anda" today, produced by a filmmaker outside of the band. This was done to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow the filmmaker utmost creative freedom.
Sigur Rós sixth album, Valtari, will be out May 28th.
1) Ég Anda (“I Breathe”)
2) Ekki Múkk (“Not a Peep”)
3) Varúđ (“Caution”)
4) Rembihnútur (“Double Knot”)
5) Dauđalogn (“Dead Calm”)
6) Varđeldur (“Campfire”)
7) Valtari (“Roller”)