Sigur Ros: new video, new album, new tour


Sigur Ros have announced the release of their seventh album this June, entitled Kveikur.

Their first album as a trio, the album will be released on June 17, and the Icelandic band have premiered the video for the first track to be released from the album – ‘Brenninstein’ – today.

If Sigur Ros have been lumped in with the ‘post-rock’ (discuss) movement, then the emphasis with this track is on the rock. It’s far harder sounding than anything else they’ve produced so far, but it still sounds like Sigur Ros. The video is -as you’d hope and expect- slightly disturbing, hard to make sense of and yet oddly beautiful at the same time.

The single can be downloaded (for the princely sum of £2) from here. The tracklisting for the album can be found here and the tour dates can be found here.

And it would be good to know what you think…

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