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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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
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.