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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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Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Sigur Rós – “Varðeldur” Video

The great Icelandic wonderers Sigur Rós are now deep into their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, a project that sees the band recruiting directors to make…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Lollapalooza 2012: Jack White, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, & More

For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Sunday's recap below... In contrast to Saturday's…
Liz Pelly | August 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Progress Report: Sigur Rós

Name: Sigur Rós Progress Report: Iceland’s finest discuss the difficulties of Valtari and the pleasures of hitting the road…. Valtari, Sigur Rós’…
T. Cole Rachel | August 1, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Sigur Rós – “Varúð” Video (Ryan McGinley Version)

Right now, Icelandic wonderers Sigur Rós are still in the midst of their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, their effort to commission art-film accompaniments for all…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Sigur Rós – “Ég Anda” Video (Mystery Film Experiment Version)

Listening to Sigur Rós can feel a lot like you're living inside that scene from American Beauty with the plastic bag flying around in the…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Sigur Rós – “Rembihnútur” Video

The latest in Sigur Rós's ongoing video series is a clip for Valtari standout "Rembihnútur," a visual that fixates on the faces of people, eyes…
Corban Goble | July 2, 2012 - 11:55 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME MARIO CHALMERS filling in for Tom this week, who had a kid or something (it's hard to know since Tom's baby boy --…
Corban Goble | June 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Sigur Rós – “Fjögur Píanó” Video (Feat. Shia LaBeouf) (NSFW)

Shia LaBeouf's dong is probably not the first thing you'd expect to see in a Sigur Rós video, but it is indeed one of the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2012 - 10:49 am

Sigur Rós – “Varúð” Video

Here's the second installment of Sigur Rós's ongoing Valtari video series and this clip's a little more straightforward than the last. It's a slowly shifting…
Corban Goble | June 6, 2012 - 11:37 am

Sigur Rós – “Ég Anda” Video

Sigur Rós's video for the understated, Valtari-kicking-off Ég Anda is, err, a strange look, as it's very much a step-by-step visual manual on how to…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 10:52 am

Stream Sigur Rós Valtari

We’ve already heard a gang of songs from Valtari, the much-anticipated new album from Icelandic swoon-rock architects Sigur Rós. And right now, at this exact…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Sigur Rós – “Dauðalogn”

The new Sigur Rós album Valtari is imminent, and we've already heard the early tracks "Ekki Múkk," "Kvistur," and "Varúð." Last night, another new song…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2012 - 9:50 am

Sigur Rós – “Varúð”

A few weeks ago, we sized up Sigur Rós' forthcoming Valtari, a pretty, understated affair harboring a keen focus on detail. Only lead single "Ekki
Corban Goble | April 30, 2012 - 9:29 am

Sigur Rós – “Kvistur”

Recently, Sigur Rós signaled their new release Valtari with the lead single "Ekki Múkk," which was also released as a 10'' for Record Store Day.
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 9:07 am

Premature Evaluation: Sigur Rós Valtari

The first single for Sigur Rós' Valtari, "Ekki Múkk," arrived with the fanfare and warm reception expected of that dramatic moment -- after all, it…
Corban Goble | April 18, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Sigur Rós Announces North American Tour

On the heels of the announcement of Valtari -- it's out out 5/29 on XL -- Sigur Rós will hit the road to support it.
Corban Goble | April 12, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk”

Just this morning, Sigur Rós confirmed details on a forthcoming LP Valtari. Amongst those details are a May 28th release date, a seven-song tracklist, and…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Sigur Rós Valtari Details

For a while now, we've been hearing scattered bits and pieces about the new album from falsetto-wailing Icelandic beauty-merchants Sigur Rós, the band's first new…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 9:13 am