Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós Perform on Spinner's Interface, "Ágætis byrjun" Named Best Icelandic Album of All Time

Sigur Rós have performed a froun song set for Spinner’s Interface. The set was recorded on September 18, 2008 in New York City, they played four songs from their latest release “Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust”. The tracks they played were: ‘Við Spilum Endalaust’, ‘Fljótavík’, ‘Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur’, and ‘Illgresi’ and they were also interviewed for during the session. You can watch the performances and download the sesssion here. You can see the video of Sigur Rós performing ‘Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur’ below.
In other Sigur Rós their 1999 release “Ágætis byrjun” has been named the Best Icelandic Album Ever. The poll was based on the opinion of 100 experts the press and music industry as well as a public vote, other Sigur Rós albums that made the list were last year’s release “Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust” and 2005’s “Takk..”. You can see the full list here.
Jónsi is currently recording a largely acoustic solo album with string arrangements by Nico Muhly who also provided them on Grizzly Bear’s “Veckatimest”, with production by Pete Katis. The band has also been working on a new album recoding for the last few weeks since May, drummer Orri told an Icelandic newspaper that the recording process has been going well and it will be a slower and more ambient record than “Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust” and “Takk” and that it will be more melodic but much less noisy and more “out there” than previous albums.

Sigur Rós – Heima [Live BBC Electric Proms 2007] [zshare]
Sigur Rós – Njósnavélin [Live BBC Electric Proms 2007] [zshare]

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