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You Should Watch Sigur Rós’s Set From MOMA

Not like you didn’t already, but go ahead and expect to see a Sigur Rós show near the top of this year’s Top Live Shows. Of the two I’ve seen in ’08, Bonnaroo was particularly ridiculous (even more ridiculous: a friend who spoke to the quartet afterwards said they were “inconsolable” about it, which make… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2008 - 4:16 pm

Sigur Rós & Björk Join In Serving Iceland Some “Gobbledigook”

Saturday in Reykjavik saw a convergence of four of the world’s greatest things — Sigur Rós, Björk, National Geographic, and free — for a Náttúra concert to raise awareness about the ill effects of aluminum smelting on Icelandic topography. If you watched the live webcast you already know this, but if not: you are a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2008 - 9:36 am

Stream The Björk/Sigur Rós Show, Live From Iceland

Björk and Sigur Rós are playing a free, open-air concert tomorrow at the Botanical Garden on Laugavegur in Reykjavik, 7-10pm GMT (3-6PM EST). They’re “raising awareness of the destruction of Iceland’s natural landscape,” we are raising awareness that National Geographic is streaming the whole thing as it happens. More info here and here. More »

By: brandon / June 27, 2008 - 11:19 am

Sigur Rós Announce North American Fall Tour. Yes.

THIS IS GOOD NEWS. I’ve gone all gobbledigook about Sigur Rós’s live show and setlists right now. I know you’ve seen them before, but that doesn’t even matter. Like a random crowdmate said at ‘Roo, “Sigur Rós are an atmospheric pumpkin, and this year Halloween is Christmas.” So, there’s that. Just promise you’ll try to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 19, 2008 - 11:57 am

Sigur Rós @ Museum Of Modern Art, NYC 6/17/08

Sigur Rós were great last night. That’s an understatement, but I’m not sure if there’s much left to say about where this band stands right now, in relation to themselves or any other musical act. The show was held as part of MoMA’s PopRally series, in conjunction with the exhibition Take your time:More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2008 - 12:06 pm

Bonnaroo: Five Reasons You Need To See Sigur Rós This Year

They (i.e. Barbara Streisand) say people who need people are the luckiest people. But you know who really are the luckiest people? People who have a ticket to see Sigur Rós this summer. It’s not that I haven’t seen ‘em before, but it’s been 24 hours and I’m still paralyzed from the 1AM… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2008 - 4:45 pm

Stream Sigur Rós’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

In their great beneficence, the Icelandic gods of “Festival” and “Gobbledigook” have made the entirety of Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust available for legal streaming. Midway through my first listen, it seems like Jonsi & Co. wisely set out the aural outliers from the album via the aforementioned advance listens, with the rest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008 - 11:07 am

New Sigur Rós – “Festival”

Yesterday BBC Radio 1’s Colin Murray show unveiled a second single from Sigur Rós’s mucho anticipated með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. We all had fun passing the Sung Tongs references around while being blown away by the sound shift (plus ample NSFWisms) brought by “Gobbledigook,” and the accompanying album statement had a few… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2008 - 11:03 am

New Sigur Rós – “Gobbledigook” (MP3 & Video)

Best Band In The World alert. Thank you Sigur Rós, for making my post-holiday transition back to the internet so super great. This morning word spread that Sigur Rós’s new album has a name (með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust), a translation (“with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly”), cheeky (as i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2008 - 8:24 am

Today Is SigurTube Day

Hot on the heels of’s announced plan to host on-demand full-length music documentaries comes similar news from YouTube. Only just for one band, for now: Sigur Rós is “the first group to ever have a feature-length music DVD streamed on the channel, with their acclaimed Heima documentary shown in its complete 97-minute glory.” Also… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 7, 2008 - 10:41 am

Hopelandishly Devoted to You

By now, you’ve probably seen NPR’s disastrous interview with Sigur Rós, in which the immovable object of a reserved, possibly exhausted internationally famous arty band faces off with the irresistible force of vaguely worded but super-earnest questions. Say what you will about the morality of posting the video of the interview, but our guess i… More »

By: Stereogum / October 12, 2007 - 4:39 pm

Stipe, Sigur Rós Rock For Tibetan Culture

Monday night’s Tibet House benefit concert was a rockstar-studded affair, featuring performances from the likes of Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Sigur Rós, and Debbie Harry. We weren’t there, but Rolling Stone was on hand to witness some rare R.E.M.:Michael Stipe and Patti Smith — just two of the heavyweights on hand to celebrate… More »

By: Stereogum / February 28, 2007 - 12:12 pm

Sigur Ros @ Theater At MSG 2/9/06

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first post from our new concert reviewer Amrit, the man behind Village Indian, a site we stumbled upon after his Sufjan Stevens review. Since then, we’ve loved VI’s Chad VanGaalen, Doveman, and Editors write-ups and photos. He’ll be doing some exclusive reports for Stereogum, starting below with Sigur Rós. Enjoy. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 13, 2006 - 4:29 pm

New Sigur Rós – “Glósóli”

Like most Sigur songs, the Takk… tune is sweet, if a bit soporific. Listen a few times, though, and it gets under your skin. The video is górgeous. Watch: Win Media | Real

And if you like what you hear, stream the entire CD. Now if I could only pronounce their name! (Just kidding… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 13, 2005 - 4:15 pm
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