“Festival” — Fourvière 2016

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

“Festival” — Fourvière 2016

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Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (1998 Demo)

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (1998 Demo)

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miejsce: sigur rós. kraków.  

Friday, April 7th, 2017


sigur rós. kraków.  

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Heh. Sigur Rós coming up.

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Heh. Sigur Rós coming up.

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wheretheblueoftheseameetsthesky: Sigur Rós – Glósóli

Saturday, September 24th, 2016


Sigur Rós – Glósóli

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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tuneage: #tbt: Hoppípolla — Sigur Rós Perhaps Sigur Rós’ most…

Saturday, September 24th, 2016


#tbt: Hoppípolla — Sigur Rós

Perhaps Sigur Rós’ most commercially successful song, “Hoppípolla” (Icelandic “hopping into puddles”), is an ethereal and happy-feelings song. It was released back in 2005 on their album Takk (Icelandic “thanks”). Its slow, melancholic but soothing sounds flow smoothly, caressing your ears and telling you it’ll all be okay. Like most of Sigur Rós’ songs, this one will pluck your heartstrings and have you mesmerized.

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015


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Svefn-g-englar, Hoppípolla, Glósóli

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Svefn-g-englar, Hoppípolla, Glósóli

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Og ég fæ blóðnasirEn ég stend alltaf upp

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Og ég fæ blóðnasir
En ég stend alltaf upp

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mademoiselledebruxelles: Jonsi performing live in Game of…

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


Jonsi performing live in Game of Thrones. Best joke ever.

This was my favorite part of this week’s Game of Thrones. I somehow remained unspoiled, and when they came on screen I got rather excited.

I was relieved when Joffrey only threw money at them. Because when your heroes suddenly appear on GoT, being concerned for their health/survival is a very legitimate fear.

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intoasylum: This. All the awards for Penelope. Here’s a fairy…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


This. All the awards for Penelope. Here’s a fairy tale about a girl cursed at birth with a huge flaw in her genetics: the nose of a pig. Forced to grow up hidden away in her home, with a mother who scared her from ever entering the outside world, in fear of people cringing at her face and ridiculing her. She spends her whole life being told by her family that the only way to break the curse is to marry a man, for only another’s acceptance of her face would break the spell. But in the end, she runs away from her wedding, realizing that she doesn’t want to enter a loveless marriage just to break a curse she was born with. She doesn’t need a man to cure her, because she’s perfectly fine exactly the way she is. She finally accepts herself and loves herself for who she is, flaws and all. And that, my friends, is how the curse gets broken. Not by a man, not by true love. But by loving and accepting herself. Ugh, absolute perfection.

Also: By playing Hoppípolla at the climax. Good things always happen when you play Hoppípolla at the climax.

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on friday 18th of october, sigur rós perform an intimate live…

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

on friday 18th of october, sigur rós perform an intimate live session from the bbc’s world famous maida vale studios for 6 music live with lauren laverne. the session will be live streamed around the world starting at noon uk time, 7am (nyc), 1pm (paris), 7pm (sydney), 8pm (tokyo).

visit sigur-ros.co.uk/london2013 for the stream and more information.

Hm. It’s at 4 a.m. in California. I guess among North American fans only the pure of heart need apply.

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Saturday, August 10th, 2013


I was in Keflavik today going back Home from Iceland which to be honest I was really upset about, I saw real happiness in iceland. I’d just ordered lunch in a little cafe and I was sitting at the table alone waiting for my family to finish ordering. Then I look around a bit, because it’s actually a lovely airport and to the left of me,  7 meters away, adorable little Alex is sitting there and of course I’m think it’s not Alex just wishful thinking but then I put on my glasses and ITS HIM. By this time my brother has sat down and I whisper to him ‘Bubba that’s Alex over there oh my god’ Now can I just say that my family don’t really know about Sigur Ros that much but they have all seen photos from my fangirling and he says ‘well go talk to him’. Now I am not at social interaction I kind of weep my way through general conversation so my first reaction is NO. But then of course FREAKING JONSI goes and joins him. At this point my who family has come over and they are all watching me, and I am literally on the verge of throwing up because I am hyperventilating and shaking so badly. I really want to go over there but it’s so rude because they are just going about their daily lives and you don’t want a fan annoying you but then THE REST OF SIGUR ROS COME SIT DOWN WITH THIER COFFEES. At this point my whole family is like ‘Come on Lieve, you have to go there or else you will regret it’ and I knew that I would regret it if I didn’t but I didn’t want to be rude so I stayed put, but then my mum went to buy another copy of Kveikur for something like 2,800 KR and that’s quite expensive, so that she could guilt trip me into going up. Which of course worked, so Shaking like a leaf I wobble my way up to Jonsi and Alex and Sigur Ros and at first they don’t notice me so I almost turn back when Alex turns to me and then Jonsi does and I’m like ‘I’m sorry but could you please sign this’ and Jonsi takes it from my hand and is like ‘Yes of course’ at this point I’m dying a little bit inside and he then writes ‘Takk…’ ‘Jonsi’ and ‘Sigur Ros’ all in purple Sharpie and then I wanted to ask Alex and Orri and Goggi to sign it but I kind of was on the verge of fainting. He then looks up at me smiles and hands it back and oh my god I had never realised how blue his eyes were before.Then I just said ‘Thank you so much’ and walked away. I literally then proceeded to sob in my mothers arms for a little while because I had been so nervous. It’s actually really beautiful and I am so happy that I did it because It kind of proved to me that people are just humans and I am a human too so I shouldn’t be scared of them. 

This totally reminds me (the physiological reaction, I mean, not the rest of the story) of the time in the 1980s when I was in the Häagen-Dasz store in Westwood getting ice cream with Holly, my date, when Mark Mothersbaugh walked in with his date to buy an ice cream. It was this weird mixture of ohmygodthereheis and becoolbecoolbecool and not wanting to do anything to make him uncomfortable but just totally geeking out and being unable to help myself and realizing that that was probably going to make him feel uncomfortable but what else could I do?

I got kind of light-headed and had to sit down, and Holly was concerned, asking me, “What’s the matter? Are you okay?” And I was just whispering yeah, I’m fine, but do you know who that is? And she looked, and turned back to me and shook her head, and I whispered, It’s Mark Mothersbaugh. And she said, who? And I could only sit there and stare until he finished up his purchase and left. And in hindsight I’m sure it was totally obvious what a ridiculous fanboy I was being, because my desperate effort to act cool was so visibly torturing me, and this was in a shop where the public space was about 150 square feet, and I was just staring at him wide-eyed and hyperventilating.

Oh god. How embarrassing from the 30-years-later perspective. He was just a person trying to buy his ice cream.

Being a fan is so weird.

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Sigur Ros Free Album Stream

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Sigur Ros Free Album Stream:

The free full-album stream of Kveikur will be up through Monday, June 17, 2013, with the album available for purchase starting June 18. Meanwhile, I received this from the band’s online store today:

Your compact disc went out on Thursday from our Montreal warehouse using USPS First-Class Mail, which should take approximately 10-15 days.


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sigurros: new song ÍSJAKI from the forthcoming album KVEIKUR….

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013


new song ÍSJAKI from the forthcoming album KVEIKUR. preorder: http://sigur-ros.co.uk/kveikur

In which the universe continues to be a wish-granting factory…

One of the reactions I had to the Sigur Rós show in Santa Barbara last week was how awesome all the songs from the upcoming album are. They played three at the concert, and this makes four, and I lovelovelove all of them. I love the old stuff too, but the new material is… different. More complex. I don’t want to impose my values on anyone, but at least from my perspective the new stuff is just… better.

I think the band has continued to grow musically, and it shows. I’m so looking forward to hearing the whole album.

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I bought two tickets to tonight’s show during the fan…

Friday, April 19th, 2013

I bought two tickets to tonight’s show during the fan presale. I knew I was going, but didn’t know who the second ticket would be for. Linda? Julia? William?

William’s middle school, as it turns out, is located on a hillside just above the venue. A short time ago he heard the sound check, and is pretty sure he caught the opening bass line from “Brennisteinn”.

He has now decided that he wants to be my +1.

My son the bass player. :-)

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Source: Pete Rosenblum, Prefix Magazine Last night’s show…

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Source: Pete Rosenblum, Prefix Magazine

Last night’s show in Oakland. Tonight is San Francisco, then the bus heads south for Santa Barbara!

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Sprout Film Festival 2006: Svefn-G-Englar 9 min. / Music Video…

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Sprout Film Festival 2006:


9 min. / Music Video / 2001 / Iceland

In Svefn-G-Englar the band delivers nine peaceful minutes of white sheets, emerald grass and a movement-piece by a performance group consisting of several people with Down syndrome. You’ll never see this on MTV.

Directors: August Jacobsson and Sigur Ros

Formed in 1994 Sigur Ros are an Icelandic four-piece band who rapidly shot to international success. Until the release of the single Svefn-G-Englar in 1999, the band had remained unreleased outside of their native country.

[Emphasis mine.]

I remember the first time I heard Svefn-G-Englar. It was during my morning commute, listening to KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show. I’d heard of Sigur Rós, but that was the first time I really sat up and took notice. Who is that?

Last night in Houston they played the song for the first time during the North American tour. It came slightly before the halfway point in the main set, between Sæglópur and Varúð. I hope they play it in Santa Barbara.

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