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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 Plan 2012 Album Release

Icelandic dream-rockers Sigur Rós have been on hiatus since 2008, only giving us frontman Jónsi Birgisson's solo album Go and the forthcoming live double-CD/DVD INNI
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Sigur Rós – “Lúppulagið”

From the special edition of the live Sigur Rós DVD/album INNI comes "Lúppulagið," a previously unreleased studio affair that has that the piano-plinked serenity that…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Sigur Rós – “Klippa” Video

Icelandic majesty-rockers Sigur Rós have posted a new video called "Klippa," which mysteriously consists of three people in a dark room, cutting up clothes and…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Sigur Rós Reveal Something Called INNI

Honestly, I don't have a certain idea what this little video clip is about. It features some artistic footage (as if another sort existed?) of…
Amrit Singh | August 11, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Sigur Rós Soundtrack Human Planet Promo

Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power recently said "soundtracking nature documentaries would work out pretty well" for his new Blanck Mass project. Well, Benjamin, Sigur Rós…
brandon | May 6, 2011 - 1:47 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Sigur Rós Blog About Commercials With Music Very Similar To Sigur Rós

In a post excellently titled "homage or fromage" (all lower-case because the band is nearly moby-like in their fear of capital letters), camp Sigur Rós…
Amrit Singh | September 27, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Jónsi – “Animal Arithmetic” Video

Directed by Dean Deblois. Go is out via XL. If you missed it, check the “Go Do” video.
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
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2010 - 10:34 am

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…
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
jessica | March 26, 2010 - 4:48 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…
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…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Sigur Rós Take A Break

Jonsí told The Guardian he and his bandmates went and “chucked” the recordings they did for their sixth album and plan to “start it all…
brandon | January 29, 2010 - 12:24 pm

New Jónsi – “Boy Lilikoi”

Sigur Rós's Jónsi Birgisson has a solo album on the way titled Go, which the band's site mentions "will be largely acoustic and feature string…
Amrit Singh | December 4, 2009 - 3:55 pm

Sigur Rós, Not MGMT Remix Depeche Mode

It’s unclear if Depeche Mode made the shift because they realized they were “Wrong” to mix and match songs on a single or because they…
brandon | June 25, 2009 - 9:11 am

Sigur Rós Did “Við Spilum Endalaust” & “Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur” On Interface, Probably Made Someone Cry

They also offered up "Illgresi" and an extremely gorgeous "Fljotavik," but the two Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust tracks with longer titles are…
brandon | June 19, 2009 - 1:43 pm

Sigur Rós Do “Með Suð Í Eyrum” On The Takeaway Shows

As La Blogothèque has become more of a household name, Vincent Moon has slowly franchised his site's efforts in various cities, enlisting local video teams…
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2009 - 1:51 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LXXV: Hear New A Camp, Win Sigur Rós’ Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust Deluxe Edition

A Camp -- Cardigans chanteuse Nina Persson with husband (and Shudder To Thinker) Nathan Larson and fellow Swede Niklas Frisk -- are set to release…
brandon | February 11, 2009 - 9:43 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm