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Sigur Ros Showcase Heavy New Material in Asheville, N.C. — Live Review

Sigur Ros
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

With its cold, sprawling interior and 7,000-plus arena-styled seating, Asheville's U.S. Cellular Center is an ideal showcase for a WWE brawl or a pre-season NBA game.

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Sigur Ros, ‘Kveikur’ – Album Review

Sigur Ros
Ryan McGinley

When critics write about Sigur Ros, they often focus on the easy bullet points: the band's Icelandic heritage (along with its lazy accompanying imagery: wafting glaciers, massive boulders, deserted landscapes), singer Jonsi's cosmic falsetto, and their occasional use of gibberish vocalizations (which critics themselves dubbed "Hopelandic"). But Sigur Ros' music has never fit easily into one stylistic box.

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‘Assassin’s Creed 4’ Trailer – What’s the Song?

'Assassins Creed 4' Trailer
YouTube

The video game ‘Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag’ — the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s ‘Assassin's Creed 3’ — takes players on an exciting journey of land and naval exploration. The game is due out this fall, and its trailer features the haunting tune ‘Brennisteinn’ by Icelandic greats Sigur Ros.

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14 Years Ago: Sigur Ros’ ‘Agaetis Byrjun’ Album Released

Sigur Ros
Karl Walter, Getty Images

‘Ágætis Byrjun,’ Sigur Rós’ second album, took a few turns on its way to becoming one of the most mesmerizing records of the past 15 years. It was originally released on June 12, 1999, in the band’s native Iceland. The following year, it was released in the U.K. Following a massive amount of buzz, and support from forward-thinking artists like Radiohead, the album finally received a U.S. release in 2001. And that’s when it's legend grew.

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Sigur Ros, Bjork Guest on ‘Simpsons’ Season Finale

'The Simpsons'
WTSO.net

Last night’s (May 19) season finale of ‘The Simpsons,’ titled ‘The Saga of Carl,’ featured animated depictions of Icelandic greats Sigur Ros, as well as an appearance by countrywoman Bjork in her infamous swan dress.

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Laneway Festival 2013 Lineup Announced: Sigur Ros + the National to Headline

Laneway Festival
YouTube

Created back in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has since traveled to New Zealand and Singapore, and this year, the indie music event makes its U.S. debut on Sept. 14 in Detroit, Mich. Sigur Ros and the National are set to headline, and support acts include Deerhunter, Solange, Savages, Frightened Rabbits and more.

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News Bits: Sigur Ros Appearing on ‘Simpsons’ Season Finale + More

Sigur Ros
Alexis Maindrault, Diffuser.fm

Woo-hoo! Sigur Ros will guest on the season finale of 'The Simpsons' and contribute original music.

Brooklyn's got mad love for fallen Beastie Boy great Adam 'MCA' Yauch.

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Sigur Ros, ‘Ísjaki’ – Lyric Video

Sigur Ros
Ryan McGinley

Sure, the thought of checking out a lyric video from Sigur Ros -- a band that's famous for singing many of its songs in an unintelligible, non-literal and made-up language called Hopelandic -- is almost comedic, but the clip above does feature the music of 'Ísjaki,' the second single to drop from the band's forthcoming 'Kveikur' album (out in June). And yes, it also features what looks to be a p

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Roskilde Festival Announces 2013 Lineup: Kraftwerk, the National + Sigur Ros Headlining

Kraftwerk The National Sigur Ros
Mike Coppola / Mark Metcalfe / Karl Walter, Getty Images

One of Europe's longest-running festivals -- both in terms of how many years it's been around and how many days it runs each year -- Denmark's Roskilde festival has announced its lineup for 2013. Kraftwerk, the National, Sigur Rós and Queens of the Stone Age are among the bands slated to headline this year's event, with nu-metal mavens Slipknot and R&B superstar Rihanna among the eclectic list of other artists at the top of the bill.

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Watch Sigur Ros Play a New Song on Jimmy Fallon

Sigur Ros
XL Recordings

Our favorite Icelandic band Sigur Rós had a pretty busy day yesterday, which they capped with an appearance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where they performed a new song, 'Kveikur.'

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