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
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 i
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.
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.