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.
John Mayer coasts at the top of the charts again this week, moving almost 68,000 additional copies of Born and Raised - a 71 percent decline from his meteoric sales last week. Adele and One Direction come in after Mayer, while Regina Spektor and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros see the two highest debuts at No. 4 (38,000) and No. 6 (29,000), respectively. Sigur Ros also saw an excellent debut week, cracking the top 10 and No. 9 with 24,000 copies of Valtari. Equally as awesome, fun. saw a huge rise in sales, increasing 57 percent and selling another 17,000 copies of Some Nights - perhaps partially in thanks to the awesome music video they came out with.
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.
This Saturday, July 28th, Sigur Rós and Björkwill play the Náttúra Festival in Iceland. But before you rush to purchase plane tickets, National Geographic will webcast the concert footage for free starting at 3 p.m. EST.
Sigur Ros will be releasing their new album, Međ suđ í eyrum viđ spilum endalaust (English translation: with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly), on June 24th, 2008 via XL Recordings. More details can be found here, and the obnoxious cover art can be seen in the replies.