Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sigur Rós News

That's the album cover for Sigur Rós's fifth record, titled með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, which translates as "with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly." They just announced today via their website that it'll come out in the US on June 24th. That is much sooner than I thought and to tell the truth, it makes me kinda giddy. And to top it off, they're selling out (I kid) by doing a track in English. ENGLISH! Come on guys, we love the Hopelandic. It helps add to the exoticism, beauty, and mystery.

As of right now, the single "Gobbledigook," which sounds kinda Animal Collectivey (in a good way, I promise), is available for free download on their other website.

Andandand, there's a gorgeous video for it as well, available in the nice, high quality Quicktime format. But be careful children, it has adult material (hooray for naked wood nymphs) and by downloading the video, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years of age. Don't worry, though. There's not much man junk. My favorite shots are the ones of the nudists falling into the water. Makes me jealous.

Their tour that never seems to end hasn't ended yet. When did they even have time to write a new album? They're playing all over the world, with 4 dates in the US right now. None of which are in Boston (sigh). But if you live in another country (or NY), go see them as I'm sure they will be playing new material from með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.

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