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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 To Appear On The Simpsons

Sigur Rós will join the ranks of Bands That Have Appeared On The Simpsons for the show’s two-part season finale starting 5/19. The group has…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 3, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Sigur Rós – “Ísjaki” Lyric Video

Sigur Rós is gearing up to release LP Kveikur in June and here is "Ísjaki," our second helping from the record. It comes with a…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 24, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like…
Aaron Lariviere | April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Watch Sigur Rós Play Fallon

Sigur Rós played Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. It was the Icelandic trio's first television performance in nearly ten years. The band --…
Liz Pelly | March 23, 2013 - 1:37 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under "music video" parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Sigur Rós Kveikur Details & “Brennisteinn” Video

Icelandic dream-rock heroes Sigur Rós released Valtari, their last album, less than a year ago, and they've already announced plans for the follow-up. Kveikur, out…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 9:08 am

Watch Sigur Rós Play New Songs “Kveikur,” “Yfirborð,” & “Hrafntinna”

"2013 promises to be an interesting year in the Sigur Rós universe," wrote the Icelandic band on their website last week, in a note announcing…
Liz Pelly | February 18, 2013 - 11:23 am

Sigur Rós Release Scented Candle

If you want your Sigur Rós listening experience to become more immersive, the band has got you covered. Now, from their online store, you can…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 13, 2013 - 10:50 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Sigur Rós – “Leaning Towards Solace” Short Film (Feat. Elle Fanning & John Hawkes)

For the better part of the year, Sigur Rós have been taking part in their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which they commission different artists…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Sigur Rós – “Varúð” Video (Version 2)

Sigur Rós's Mystery Film Experiment shows no signs of slowing down and today the Icelandic experimental stalwarts let loose another video for "Varúð." This one…
Corban Goble | November 20, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Sigur Rós – “Valtari” Video (NSFW)

Since the release of Valtari, Sigur Rós has embarked on their extensive Mystery Film Experiment, a video series that visually illustrates the album's tracks. Today…
Corban Goble | November 12, 2012 - 9:15 am

Watch Sigur Rós Debut “Brennisteinn” In Iceland

Last night, Sigur Rós performed in their native Iceland for the first time in four years and to commemorate the occasion they played a new…
Corban Goble | November 5, 2012 - 8:40 am

Sigur Rós’s ( ) Turns 10

I grew up in Westerville, Ohio, a Columbus suburb with such a profound historical aversion to alcohol that the Anti-Saloon League decided to set up…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2012 - 9:30 am

Sigur Rós – “Varðeldur” Video

Here's the latest entry into Sigur Rós's Mystery Film Experiment, a murky, eerie clip for Valtari's "Varðeldur." Irish artist Clare Langan composes and directs. Watch…
Corban Goble | October 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Sigur Rós – “Dauðalogn” Video

Icelandic dreamers Sigur Rós are still making videos for their Valtari Film Experiment, in which every song from their new album gets a video treatment…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2012 - 9:45 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, things…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2012 - 11:16 am

Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk” Video (Feat. Aidan Gillen)

Even though Sigur Rós's ongoing Mystery Film Experiment has given the world some pretty odd footage -- like, you know, the clip where Shia LeBeouf…
Corban Goble | September 24, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Sigur Rós – “Seraph” Video

Sigur Rós's Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which the majestic Icelandic band recruits different directors to make short films out of all the songs on…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2012 - 2:23 pm