Tag Archives: Sigur Ros

Monday Music News

Sigur Ròs want you to go to hell. No, wait. The Icelandic icons have announced they’ll be organizing their own festival, Norður Og Niður, a name that translates to “go north and go down” but can also mean “everything’s going to hell.” From December 26th through 31st, the venue Harpa will host musical performances, filmRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has shared a new solo track — stream the single “Simple Gifts” below, a take on a traditional Shaker song originally written in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett. This modern version will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the movie The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and adapted fromRead more…

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Monday Music News

Despite a music career that’s lasted half a century, Iggy Pop is just now being nominated for a Golden Globe. Instead of honoring him for his persona-defying role as Nona’s Dad in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have given him and collaborator Danger Mouse a nod for the themeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Icelandic etherealists Sigur Rós have released a special remix of their track “Hoppípolla,” exclusively for the BBC TV series Planet Earth II. This nature documentary program is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. In a statement to the BBC, the band state: In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wildRead more…

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Live Review: Sigur Rós at Paramount Theatre 9/20/2016

The last time they were at the Paramount Theatre, Sigur Rós were touring behind their just-released sixth album Valtari, their final LP with founding member Kjartan Sveinsson, who declined to tour with them that year and would fully quit the band not long after. That album remains the most mellow in their catalog, but itsRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 19th: Warpaint, Facial, Goldensuns at The Showbox (more info) Garbage, Cigarettes After Sex at the Paramount Theatre (more info) Mrs. Magician, VHS, Texas Medicine at the Vera Project (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

Hot on the heels of their 24-hour sigurrosrouteone feed, Sigur Rós share a video for the song “Óveður.” Directed by Swedish-based auteur Jonas Åkerlund, the clip features work from Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir against the beautiful landscape of Grindavík, a town on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keep an eye out for a cameo from the boys,Read more…

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Monday Music News

In the classiest move ever, Brooklyn-based queer punk band PWR BTTM played a show in Orlando this past weekend, a mere week after the tragic shootings at gay club Pulse. Proceeds were donated to the GoFundMe Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. And Liv Bruce performed a beautiful solo version of the classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”Read more…

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Monday Music News

All over the world this weekend, KEXP’s favorite bands were trying out new material. As a warm-up, Icelandic kings Sigur Rós sneakily tried out a new song at an intimate show in the UK. On Saturday evening, they unleashed the well-rehearsed track, titled “Óveður”, at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain. Watch fan-shot footage from theRead more…

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Monday Music News

Mark your calendars: Icelandic icons Sigur Rós just announced dates for their North American tour, including a Tuesday, September 20th stop at the Paramount Theatre. A press release declares there will be no opening acts, nor additional musicians. “The shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time sinceRead more…

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