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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 slowly waltzing. All this somehow has something to do with INNI, the band’s forthcoming live album and DVD, but don’t ask me how. The band never shows up, there’s no… More »

By: 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 Sigur Rós, set to sounds clearly created by the them, and was posted to their site (via mailing list) with the title “Inni.” But sometimes when you love someone you… More »

By: 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 are living the dream. Sort of. Takk’s “Sæglópur” provides the official soundtrack to the promo videos for the Discovery Channel’s Human Planet, a six-part series that turns the camera away… More »

By: 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 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

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 give some valuable, free exposure to a string of commercials with music that sounds an awful lot like their own. It’s all phrased carefully to avoid legal liability (which is,… More »

By: 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. 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

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 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

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 again” after “having babies.” (Of course, fans can partially satisfy their Sigur Rós cravings with Jonsí’s solo debut, Go, out 3/22. But still.)… More »

By: 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 arrangements from contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly.” The first track from the Peter Katis-produced album up for grabs is “Boy Lilikoi,” which is majestic of course, and in English which… More »

By: 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 wanted to replace psychedelic college rock with something more befitting “Peace.” What we do know is that instead of MGMT’s “Fragile Tension” backing the Sound Of The Universe soul searcher… More »

By: 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 more lively fare for a Friday afternoon. Yes, you’ve likely already seen “Inní mér syngur vitleysingur” live before, but not with the four guys alone in a room. (Plus, a… More »

By: 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 to replicate his efforts and flesh out his archives. But you can generally tell when it’s Moon holding the camera by the video’s look and nearly as often, just by… More »

By: 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 a second album Colonia (4/28, Nettwerk), following 2001’s eponymous debut. On it, the trio’s joined by a number of guest musicians — ex-Dambuilder and late-period GVB drummer Kevin March, Joa… More »

By: 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 live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

New Sigur Rós Video – “Við spilum endalaust”

Since reintroducing themselves via footage of naked young people, Sigur Rós have been mostly focused on being great live, offering full streaming video of themselves live, and making music videos that capture them performing, well, live. The Nick Abrahams-directed clip for the majestically horny “Við spilum endalaust” doesn’t step out of line, although there i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 6, 2008 - 9:39 am

New Sigur Rós Video – “Inní mér syngur vitleysingur”

Yep you better believe I copied and pasted that song title. Anyone that’s seen Sigur Rós this year, or has had access to the internet and a tendency to visit music related websites such as this one, will recognize the Sigur attire in this video as the band’s go to uniform (with the exception of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2008 - 4:02 pm