Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust Debut

Sigur Ros Album Cover                                             –Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust Album Cover

One of my favorite bands of all time, the Icelantic group Sigur Rós, is releasing a new album worldwide on June 23rd. And believe me, the world just said, “YAY!!

The world may be saying, “YAY!” but I am uncertain. What do you do when someone you really love decides to go A-wall?

I made this post late Saturday night at a café here in Seattle, feeling good about my support, and then Sunday afternoon before church I decided to hop online and check out the music video for the new song…after watching about 30 seconds of it, ”oh shit,” is the first thing that entered my mind.

I had left an objectionable post linger on my site for 24 hours without any disclaimers. If you watched the music video and were offended by the graphic nudity, I offer my sincere apologies. It is another reminder that my life suffers in the details.

And now I am left with a moral dilemma that I pass to you. I will continue with the original post, and leave the band’s newest creative endeavor to your discretion. I still think they are amazing, though I am left with mixed feelings to be sure.

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The Original Post

Click here to get a free download of Gobbledigook, the first track available off the new album. You can also see a Quicktime video of the song at the same site (WARNING! Video contains graphic nudity). 

I was first introduced to Sigur Rós while living in Minneapolis. My roommate got me interested in the band with their album Takk. If you are not familiar with them, I advise that you get familiar, and fast, because you are missing out on one of the best bands of our time, even if we don’t understand what the heck they are saying.

Yes, they sing in Icelantic, and not even my 3 years of studying and living in Norway helps me crack that linguistic puzzlement that is the Icelantic language. But believe me, 10 minutes into the music and you won’t even care. Plus, the lead singer plays the electric guitar with a violin bow.

If you need reasons, here is another: 

You know how I-Tunes keeps track of the Top 25 Most Played songs in your playlist? Care to guess how many of those 25 (out of my 1,768 songs) are Sigur Rós? 

All 25. 

Forgive the album cover nudity, and check out this band!

(by the way, I just read that the lead singer, Jón “Jónsi” Thor Birgisson, will be singing a song in English, which to the best of my knowledge is the first time he has done this on album)


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