Entries tagged with: Sigur Ros
photos by Ryan Muir
Sigur RosI think Sigur Ros surprised everyone yesterday (Icelandic National Day) by playing for almost two hours. Less surprising was that a museum lobby is not the ideal setting for a concert. It wasn't bad. There were just a lot more people talking and drinking and walking around than at the completely silent, seated show at Grand Ballroom the night before. MoMA also doesn't have a stage. More pictures, and the setlist from the museum show, below....
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008
PopRally invites you to a special performance by the celebrated Icelandic band Sigur Rós, in conjunction with the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.
Featuring thirty-eight works installed at both MoMA and P.S.1, Take your time explores the highly experimental work of Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments and large-scale installations elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Iceland. Eliasson's work recontextualizes elements such as light, water, ice, fog, stone, and moss to create unique situations that shift viewers' perceptions of place and self.
Sigur Rós creates ethereal, transcendent music that often induces a feeling of wonderment--a stirring accompaniment to Eliasson's explorations of space, color, and illumination.
This event includes an exclusive viewing of Take your time, which closes to the public on June 30.
Last night's Sigur Ros show at Grand Ballroom gets 5/5 wows (June 16, 2008).
More photos below...
Sigur Ros @ Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
Sigur Ros had a little scare at a show before Bonnaroo...
...Orri is by now in the back of an ambulance at side of stage, with a drip going in one arm, and a blood pressure test on the other. It is very, very worrying. Everyone is in a state of shock. It is clear Orri will take no further part in tonight, so we get a setlist and attempt to work out what songs can be played without a drummer. It's not many. We settle on five, most of which were not on the original setlist, since they are by definition mellow...Luckily everything seems to be all alright now....
Orri playing with Sigur Ros @ Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
Sigur Ros play Grand Ballroom in NYC tonight (June 16, 2008), and then MoMa tomorrow. It also looks like they'll be back in NYC to play two shows in September. Pro-shot videos, and the setlist from Bonnaroo, below.....
KEEPING UP WITH THE RADIOHEADSStevie Wonder is very cool. Sigur Rós are currently streaming their whole new album.
"What Radiohead did [releasing the album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-like download] was great. They had that freedom because they were out of contract. We didn't. I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it. We're trying to keep pace with the idea of free content, though. We gave away [the album's first single] "Violet Hill" with NME and as a free download.
"Next month we're doing free concerts in London, New York and Barcelona. And on the album, tracks five and six are two songs but show up as one, so you can download two songs for the price of one. That was inspired by the 'buy one get one free' promotions at KwikSave, where I once worked."
IS CHRISTY MOORE COOL?
"I always thought that if you were a 16-year-old and liked Coldplay you'd keep it quiet. We aren't cool and never will be. But I hope after this album, 16-year-olds will feel proud to like Coldplay. The best gig I've ever been to was by John Williams, who wrote the music for Jaws and Star Wars. I also love Stevie Wonder and Christy Moore. Are they cool? The best bands in the world today are probably Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós. I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world." [Brian Boyd talks to Coldplay's Chris Martin]
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.