Today on the band’s website, Sigur Rós posted details about an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that they scored. In addition to featuring new, original music by the band, the episode also features a Sigur Rós version of the Simpsons’ theme song. The episode airs on May 19th. Check out what the band looks like as Simpsons characters above. Below, read what the band had to say about the episode.
From the Sigur Rós website:
in the episode, entitled “the saga of carl,” homer, moe, lenny, and carl team up to buy a winning lottery ticket, but after carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit. the band’s music scores homer’s visit to iceland, marking an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band; with this episode, sigur rós have written and performed more original music for the simpsons than any other outside band in the show’s history.
says simpsons creator matt groening, “i’m a longtime fan of sigur rós, and we’re honored to bring their icelandic, ambient moods to our goofy cartoon show.”