Tag Archives: Sigur Ros

Wednesday Music News

The XX have a new slow burning sultry track “Together” created for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unlike previous songs this one for the film becomes almost drone like – “together” they sing over and over, while a backing score swells over, classically dramatic in the most perfect cinematic way. Also interestingRead more…

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New Music: Sigur Rós – Ísjaki

If you were listening at 11:35AM this morning, KEXP premiered another song from the forthcoming and highly anticipated new Sigur Rós album, Kveikur, due June 18 on XL Recordings. You may have already heard the first single “Brennisteinn“, which finds the band in a dark, dizzying, electrified state. “Ísjaki”, the new one, by comparison isRead more…

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Record Store Day with Kevin Cole

This Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day, which has become like a national holiday for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. It’s an annual event to celebrate independent record stores — and tons of artists contribute cool, one-of-a-kind, limited edition releases that are available only on this day. If fact,Read more…

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Friday Music News

Only 14 months after the release of their sixth album, Valtari, Sigur Ros have announced details about their seventh. Entitled Kveikur (which roughly translate to “priming” in English), the nine track effort will arrive on June 18th via XL Recordings. Now a trio after the departure of multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson, the band will tour extensivelyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sigur Ros announced recently their intentions of premiering any and all new music solely at live shows – “Coming to a show is the only way you’re going to experience this stuff outside crappy Youtube clips in the coming months.” Luckily some of those videos have surfaced – live videos for “Kveikur,” “Yfirborð,” & “Hrafntinna.” AndRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

You may remember way back in December when we all were treated to the news that Bonnie “Prince” Billy was releasing his own fragrance (a mix of tobacco and Egyptian Jasmine, combined with the ancient wood of the Assam oud) — and Sanae Intoxicants, the company releasing it, encouraged fans and customers to “relish inRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Vampire Weekend have officially announced their third LP will be released in early May on XL. A new live song has surfaced online called Arms, which you can stream below. There’s no confirmation, but it’s likey that “Arms” and the new song “Unbelievers” they played live on Kimmel, will be on the third LP. [Stereogum]Read more…

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

Last night, James Blake treated the audience at Conway Hall in London to some soulful new songs. In the clip below, Blake plays two unreleased tunes, plus “Lindisfarne I and II” and a cover a Joni’s Mitchell’s “A Case of You.” According to Consequence of Sound, Blake will play one more show in the UKRead more…

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Monday Music News

Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J released this super strange video for their song “Fitzpleasure” from An Awesome Wave today. Directed by Emile Sornin, everything is slightly out of place in the video – the word “pleasure” ripples across black and white footage of a cats cradle being woven, fingers bending into gang signs, a manRead more…

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Thursday Music News

After eleven incredibly unique entries in the “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, Sigur Ros have picked a winner. The twelfth entry, a visual take on “Fjögur píanó” directed by Anafella Liu, Dio Lau, and Ken Ngan, is a dark and surreal clip where a man fruitlessly tries to tear off some sort of black layer ofRead more…

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