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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of textures… More »

Chances are you’ve read some TV writer or another analyzing just how different this time of year is than it used to be. April used to be when everything was winding down, and now you have heavy-hitters returning and newcomers popping up alongside each other, accompanied by previews for what’s yet to come in the… More »

Back in 1999, the year Sigur Rós released their international breakthrough, Agaetis Byrjun, Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson wrote the following mission statement on his band’s website: “We are not a band, we are music … We are simply gonna change music forever, and the way people think about music. And don’t think we can’t do… More »

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Sigur Rós Promise New Songs, New Show, “Maybe Some Other *New* Things” On 2016 Tour

Sigur Rós announced that they will embark on a European festival tour in the summer of 2016. The band hinted at new things to come…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 24, 2015 - 9:57 am

Stream Sigur Rós Members’ Circus-Themed Documentary Soundtrack Circe

Last month, we learned that Sigur Rós bassist Georg Holm, drummer Orri Páll Dýrason, and touring guitarist Kjartan Holm teamed up with Icelandic composer Hilmar…
James Rettig | August 7, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Hear “Lila,” A Song From Sigur Rós’ Circus-Themed Circe Project

The non-Jónsi members of Sigur Rós have been composing a soundtrack for the upcoming BBC documentary, The Show Of Shows. The documentary compiles 100 years…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 22, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Sigur Rós Members Releasing 72-Minute Instrumental Inspired By Vaudeville, Circuses, And Carnivals

Sigur Rós bassist Georg Holm, drummer Orri Páll Dýrason, and touring guitarist Kjartan Holm have partnered up with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for a…
James Rettig | July 7, 2015 - 11:32 am

Watch Sigur Rós’s Game Of Thrones Cameo

Last night's episode of Game Of Thrones ended with Sigur Rós's version of "The Rains Of Castamere," a song that tends to play on the…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Sigur Rós – “The Rains Of Castamere” (Game Of Thrones Cover)

Tonight's Game Of Thrones is a must-watch, not only because of some huge events that take place but also because Sigur Rós will be scoring…
James Rettig | April 13, 2014 - 3:59 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…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Sigur Rós To Appear On Game Of Thrones

There was a time many winters ago when the sign that a band had “made it” was to get an appearance on The Simpsons. But…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2013 - 11:36 am

Sigur Rós – “Stormur” Video

The video that I saw for Sigur Rós' "Stormur" will not be the video that you see for the track. It won't be the video…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 6, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Stream Sigur Rós’ FACT Mix

Sigur Rós were featured at a recent Boiler Room in Berlin where they appeared as their DJ alter egos Triple Nipple. For the party, the…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 2, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Watch Sigur Rós’ Live Boiler Room DJ Set

Sigur Rós are DJing right now for the Berlin edition of Boiler Room. Here’s what they had to say about what to expect from the…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 26, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Stream Sigur Rós Kveikur

We've already heard three songs from Sigur Rós's Kveikur -- "Brennisteinn," "Ísjaki," and the title track (and they're all very good) -- and now we…
Michael Nelson | June 11, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Sigur Rós – “Kveikur” Video

Icelandic sprites Sigur Rós get uncharacteristically visceral on their new album Kveikur, and this morning, we get to see the video for that album's title…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 9:26 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Saturday: Sigur Rós, The xx, Tame Impala, & More

As day 2 of Sasquatch! began everybody, from fans to bands to tech, seemed to be adjusting to the swing of things. It was a…
Miles Bowe | May 26, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Watch Sigur Rós Play Leno

Sigur Rós have a new album out soon via XL, Kveikur, out internationally on June 17 and in the US June 18. Last night the…
Liz Pelly | May 25, 2013 - 11:58 am

Watch Sigur Rós On The Simpsons

Earlier this month, we learned that Sigur Rós would guest on, and provide music for, an episode of The Simpsons entitled “The Saga Of Carl,”…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 9:02 am

See What Sigur Rós Looks Like On The Simpsons

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…
Liz Pelly | May 4, 2013 - 7:16 pm
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