Tag Archives: Sigur Ros

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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Tuesday Music News

Taken by Trees put out this cool video today – shot entirely on an iphone! The dream-pop song follows Victoria through LA’s sluggish and glamorous landscape – a poolside, a skyscraper, the side of a candy-striped building. And all wearing a”L.A” hat on her head. Three awesome and much expected albums were released today: TyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

As Interpol frontman Paul Banks prepares to release his second solo album, Banks, on October 23rd via Matador, he’s announced a series of live dates to support the album. Beginning with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November, the New York-based singer will traverse both coasts of the United States beforeRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This morning, KEXP premiered the first single, from the forthcoming solo release by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard. Former Lives will be available via Barsuk on October 16th, but you can pre-order it now and listen to “Teardrop Windows” streaming below or on MP3. Long-running music program Austin City Limits will begin itsRead more…

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Live Review: Sigur Rós with Julia Holter @ Paramount Theatre 8/8

There isn’t really a great way to describe Sigur Rós‘ live shows in writing. It’s something that has to experienced in person, not vicariously. Jónsi and co.’s performances could be called “majestic”, “sweeping”, or “life-affirming”, but even those descriptors don’t capture the emotional grandeur of a Sigur Rós show. However, if it must be described,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

As we recover from a beautiful (and hot!) weekend in Seattle, we have a whole crop of new and amazing shows to share with you this week. We start off slowly with some great small club shows at the Tractor with Phosphorescent and Mimicking Birds, and at the Sunset with Southeast Engine and Danielle Henry. Tuesday night,Read more…

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Monday Music News

More details about the forthcoming Cat Power album from singer-songwriter Chan Marshall were released today, along with the first song from the album, “Ruin.” The album, titled Sun, is scheduled for release on September 4th via Matador Records and is Marshall’s first full-length original album since her 2006 album The Greatest. Keeping consistent with theRead more…

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Out This Week 5/29

Easily one of the better performances during Sasquatch! this past weekend came from New York band The Walkmen. On stage, the boys looked snazzy and were dressed appropriately for the sharp numbers they played from Heaven — that’s their sixth studio album which, according to our Music Director, Don Yates, is “an impeccably crafted setRead more…

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Monday Music News

Mick Jagger closed out his hosting duties for last Saturday’s season finale of SNL by performing a medley of Rolling Stones songs with Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Foo Fighters as his backing bands.  Somewhere out in musicland, the kitchen sink feels left out.  Videos of that performance can be found here. Radiohead’s Kid ARead more…

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