New Sigur Rós Album This Spring

Sigur Rós will release a new album in the spring, their first since 2008’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Icelandic group offered some descriptive words of the currently untitled release: “floaty and minimal”, “introverted”, and “ambient”, while comparing it to “a slow takeoff toward something.” Sounds like any great Sigur Rós album to me. Recording for the new album began shortly after after frontman Jónsi finished the tour for his solo album, Go, in December.

Sigur Rós also released a new concert film Inni, earlier this month in the UK, with it arriving stateside on 11/15. A clip from the video, a live performance of “Festival”, can be found below. Fronted by Jónsi’s one-of-a-kind theatrical vocals, a made-up dialect, and swelling orchestral arrangements able to border on both the grandiose and minimal, Sigur Rós’ discography touts some of the most original production in post-rock.

MP3: Sigur Ros – Gong

Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook

Sigur Ros – Andvari

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Mike Mineo

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