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This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

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Jónsi – “Where No One Goes”

It’s been a good week if you like starry experimental Nordic pop — first JJ announced a new album and now Jónsi has shared “Where No One Goes,” a new track that he contributed to the How To Train Your Dragon 2 soundtrack. It’s an upbeat, rollicking song and if it shows up in the… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Death Vessel – “Ilsa Drown” (Feat. Jónsi)

Rhode Island folker Joel Thibodeau, who records as Death Vessel, has a new album called Island Intervals coming early next year. The first track he’s shared from it is called “Ilsa Drown,” and it features a guest vocal from Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, whose clear and high and ethereal tone matches his own. While the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Múm – “When Girls Collide (Jónsi Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Múm’s “When Girls Collide” (off their recent album Smilewound) is a fast, fun pop song, and you might expect that to change once Jónsi of Sigur Rós, a band that practically owns the rights to the word “glacial,” chose to remix it. Actually he does the opposite, turning it into a sparkling, bumpin’ club track. More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013 - 10:44 am

Úlfur – “Heaven In A Wildflower” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Úlfur Hansson spends most of his time as a touring member of Jónsi (of Sigur Rós)’s band, but he has recently branched out on his own with the album White Mountain. The record is a collection of gorgeous compositions, particularly “Heaven In A Wildflower,” which has now gotten the video treatment by Máni Sigfússon. Image… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Jónsi – “Gathering Stories” Video

Jónsi scores the new Cameron Crowe flick We Bought A Zoo, and a little earlier this year we heard a new song from that soundtrack called”Gathering Stories.” That track now has a video, an animated, wintry affair and doesn’t feature Matt Damon, which is a strength or weakness depending where you fall on that (I… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 22, 2011 - 4:13 pm

The National, Jónsi, She & Him Make Oscar Shortlist

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony could look pretty interesting, at least when it comes to the Best Original Song segment. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of the 39 songs available for Best Original Song nominations, and it includes a few names familiar around these parts. The National are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011 - 11:36 am

Jónsi – “Ævin Endar”

A couple of weeks ago, the first of Jónsi’s contributions to the We Bought A Zoo OST made the rounds, and today one another popped up called “Ævin Endar.” Give it a listen after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 5, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Jónsi – “Gathering Stories”

We just recently learned that Sigur Rós are back together, working on getting an album together for release next year. But in the meantime, frontman Jónsi has been busy, working on music for the forthcoming Cameron Crowe movie We Bought A Zoo. He also contributed two songs to the soundtrack, co-writing one of those track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011 - 8:59 am

Jónsi – “New Piano Song”

Jónsi is releasing Go Live, the live companion to the solo debut Go he’s been touring the better part of this past year. The stage show is visually stunning — you’ve seen photos — and he’s got a voice worth hearing live as well. Go Live is a concert film/album featuring tracks from his debut… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Jónsi Brings “Sticks And Stones” To Fallon

Jónsi visited Late Night to perform “Sticks & Stones” his song from the How To Train Your Dragon soundtrack. The connection: Dean DeBlois, who co-directed How To Train Your Dragon, also directed Heima, the Sigur Rós film, and Go Quiet a companion film to Jónsi’s album Go. Plus it’s uplifting and childlike, perfect for riding… More »

By: jessica / November 11, 2010 - 9:55 am

Jónsi, Mountain Man @ Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles 10/17/10

Broadcasted on NPR, Jónsi brought his auditory and visual experience to the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Mountain Man provided support with their triple layered vocal stylings. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 19, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Øyafestivalen 2010 In Photos

Beyond taking place in beautiful Oslo, Norway one of Øya Festival’s strongest points is its eclecticism: When I attended in 2006 (and met Amrit), I was excited by Enslaved, the Knife, and Morrissey performing in the same space (though not on the same stage at the same time, unfortunately). As you’ll see via Clint Heyer’… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2010 - 10:05 am

Jónsi – “Animal Arithmetic” Video

Directed by Dean Deblois.

Go is out via XL. If you missed it, check the “Go Do” video. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 4, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Jónsi Brings “Go Do” To Ferguson

Sigur Rós introduced a more colorful visual element to their list-topping live show with their last album, the relatively ecstatic Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, though after seeing Jónsi’s new stage creation –developed in conjunction with the UK new media production company Fifty Nine Productions — you get the sense the band going on hiatusMore »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2010 - 10:34 am

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Nico Muhly and Jónsi Talk Composing, Collaborating, And “Going Apeshit on This Bitch”

The Reykjavík Grapevine caught Nico Muhly and Jónsi after the Icelandic Music Awards for a last-minute interview, and the resulting conversation between the two musicians is giddy and drunk (likely because the two were giddy and drunk). Despite the late hour, Muhly and Jónsi had many lucid things to say about their process of working… More »

By: jessica / April 13, 2010 - 11:03 am

Jónsi & Nico Muhly – “Go Do” and “Kolnidur” Live Video

Jónsi’s released four videos of him and Nico Muhly doing undressed versions of songs from the Sigur Rós singer’s upcoming album. From his “Time To Pretend” cover, you know Jónsi’s voice sounds particularly delicate on its own, so he and Muhly stick to just piano, guitar, or ukulele for each song. The sessions were filmed… More »

By: jessica / March 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Jónsi – “Time To Pretend” (MGMT Cover)

Over the weekend Jónsi visited the Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 1, where he performed the title track from his EP Go Do and a cover of MGMT’s “Time To Pretend.” The cover is a good reminder of two things: How great “Time To Pretend” is (some people need to be reminded today), and… More »

By: jessica / March 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Jónsi Video – “Go Do” Video

Sigur Rós have scrapped the sessions they put to tape for LP6 so the band can all make babies, all except Jónsi who has his reasons for not making babies. This leaves the singer free to promote his forthcoming releases, an EP out in March and full-length the following month, both via XL. Composer Nico… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2010 - 11:21 am

New Jónsi – “Go Do”

Sigur Rós is on hiatus making babies, but Jónsi continues pumping out jams, with a nine-track solo LP out in April and a North American tour lined up, all preceded by the three-track EP Go Do. Hear the latter’s title track at YouTube. Go Do is out 3/22 via XL. (H/T Spinner)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 5:11 pm
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