Entries tagged with: Sigur Ros
Coney Island, August 23, 2003 (via Bjork gigography)
I'll never forget showing up late to the Bjork / Sigur Ros in Brooklyn five years ago. I was upset that I was missing it, but hearing the unmistakable music of Sigur Ros pouring out of Keyspan Park on to the streets (and boardwalk) of Coney Island completely made up for it. It's what I remember most about the show.
Bjork and Sigur Ros just announced another show together, but this time it will be in their shared home-country of Iceland....
with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly
Sigur Rós will be releasing their fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (English translation: with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly), on June 24th, 2008 on XL Recordings. The first track from the album, entitled "Gobbledigook," will be unveiled with a world exclusive first play on England's Radio 1 tonight (May 27th) by Zane Lowe on the Evening Session. The track will then be available worldwide for free download via www.sigurros.com beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST. The video for the song will also premiere on sigurros.com today.Album cover, tracklist, tour dates, and more info, below.....
Like they said, they posted the whole thing (temporarily)....
Lez Zeppelin is playing Bonnaroo
No Led Zeppelin, but there is LEZ Zeppelin, Robert Plant and Metallica. Also Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Sigur Ros, Levon Helm, M.I.A., Mastodon, Sharon Jones, and many, many more.....
1. The National - BoxerI'll have to try and find that Ólöf Arnalds disk they have at #38.
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
4. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
5. Feist - The Reminder
6. M.I.A. - Kala
7. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
8. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
9. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
10. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
11. Radiohead - In Rainbows
12. Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
13. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Ólöf Arnalds, Múm's collaborator for the past three years, recently released her debut solo album, Við og við, on 12 Tónar. The release was produced by Sigur Ros' Kjartan Sveinsson and is avalaible here. [getecho]The whole list of 100 @ Paste, and check out the Ólöf Arnald video below...
I present to you two lame videos by confused "artists" - both using lame stereotypes. The first song is supposed to be about "emo bitches", and the second one was.... performed by some....
Talking to The Sun, vocalist Jonsi Birgisson said: "I think it's cool what Radiohead did. It's a good idea that makes so much sense. Bands get so little money from every CD they sell anyway. Doing it like this, if they only get a few pounds, they might actually get more than before."Hvarf-Heim is a new Sigur Rós double-CD compilation album, and it's out now. Get it at Insound. Stream it at AOL.
However, Birgisson did go on to add, "It's hard for young bands starting off. Radiohead have a name. They can do whatever they want. People are waiting for their album and they like their music so they would happily make a donation." [Angry Ape]
For those that haven't seen this already...
review & photos by Bao Nguyen
Sigur Ros & Heima director Dean DeBlois
While thousands flocked out to Randall's Island to see Arcade Fire and friends, I was one of the lucky few to catch the early screening of Sigur Rós' new film, Heima, which documents the band's 2006 summer tour of Iceland.
"Valgeir Sigurðsson (born 1971) is an Icelandic record producer, mixer, composer, engineer and programmer. He has been Björk's main studio conspirator since 1998 and continues to work with an array of innovative artists internationally as well as in his native Iceland.......Valgeir Sigurðsson's credits include....Bjork, Nico Muhly, Sigur Ros...[Wikipedia]"
"He [Nico Muhly] is amazing !!" [Bjork to BrooklynVegan]
Sigur Ros is playing two short shows in NYC on October 6th.
Fri 10/5/2007 7:30 PMTickets for this Wordless Music Series show are no longer available online, but you can get a few at the door. Secret show? I am not confirming that, but it sounds good either way.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Good-Shepherd Faith Church
At Lincoln Center
152 West 66th StreetNew YorkNY
DOWNLOAD: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble - B.F.B.F. (Panama) (MP3)
Boris @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC - Oct 03, 2007 (CRED)
* The Good Life & Luke Temple are @ Bowery Ballroom
* Arbouretum, PG Six and Illuminations are @ Union Pool
* Kele from Bloc Party DJ's with Kasper Bjorke
* Dax Riggs plays one of two shows at Mercury Lounge
* Lucinda Williams & Fionn Regan are @ Town Hall
* PILOOSKI's US Debut @ APT (Wurst Monthly)
* Celebration is playing Uniondocs Bodega
* Akoya Afrobeat & DJ Nickodemus @ Southpaw
* Roseanne Barr is at Comix
WIN TIX to the midnight (Saturday night) screening of Sigur Ros' Heima by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sigur). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and notified.
DOWNLOAD: Sigur Ros - fönklagið [the funk song] (live) (MP3)
due to high demand there will be a second screening of “heima” in new york on october 6th. this will be a midnight show with a brief acoustic performance by the band prior to the screening. tickets go on sale wednesday october 3rd at 12 pm (est) on ticketmaster (limit of 2 tickets per person). there will also be some tickets for sale at the french institute box office the same day, while supplies last.Now the question is if one can get from Randall's Island to the screening by midnight.
DOWNLOAD: Sigur Ros - untitled #8 (a.k.a. popplagið / the pop song) (MP3)
Ani Difranco, RZA & Steve Albini @ 2005 New Yorker Festival (CRED)
The eighth annual New Yorker Festival happens in NYC from October 5-7, 2007. Though not completely announced yet, this year's lineup will include all of those you see in the title, and more....
EW: What did you do when you finished reading Deathly Hallows?WARNING - traumatizing spoilers may be contained behind above EW.com link (may also be contained on t-shirts).
Daniel Radcliffe: I was in a car at the time. I had my iPod in, and I was listening to Sigur Rós. I don't know if you know them. They're a band who do sort of instrumental music, but it's just amazing. I think they're from Scandinavia somewhere. They've got an album called Takk...I was listening to, and it's very, very appropriate [for the end of Deathly Hallows]. I was listening to it and I remember I was sort of turned away from everybody else in the car, just so I could be in my own little world when I read it. What did I do when I finished? I think I just put the book down and carried on listening to the music. Just looked out of the car window, 'cause I couldn't think of what else to do. I'm still struggling to really take it in. It doesn't leave you in a hurry [EW.com] (thx Jeff)
Harry Potter also likes The Hold Steady, and Art Brut:
"Very very cool...the most entertaining [band]...they're great" - Daniel Radcliffe on Art Brut, to Conan O'Brien
Whether Feist will be reading Harry Potter at the 826NYC benefit is still unknown, though some of you were definitely spotted reading it at the 2007 Village Voice Siren Festival. Photos of Art Brut playing the 2006 Siren Festival, HERE. Some recent Sigur Ros & Iceland news, HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Benni Hemm Hemm - Snjórjljóssnjór (MP3)
* Screaming Masterpiece is a new DVD about Bjork, Sigur Ros, Mum and other Icelandic music.
* Milan Records is offering people the chance to win a trip to Iceland.
* There's a new book called In a Frozen Sea: A Year with Sigur Ros.
* I missed singer-songwriter Lay Low's recent NYC debut at Midway, Pianos, Lakeside Lounge and Zebulon respectively, but she will be back for CMJ. Video below.
* Dance to Lauren Flax's 'Iceland'.
* Tickets are on sale for two Mum shows happening in NYC in November. More tour dates and details on a new album below.
* Tickets are on sale for a July 5th Benni Hemm Hemm show at Mercury Lounge in NYC (w/ Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). All tour dates below...
What else? All that promised stuff, and more, below....