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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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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

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…
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…
Amrit Singh | August 20, 2008 - 4:02 pm

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.
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
Scott Lapatine | September 13, 2005 - 4:15 pm
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