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Jun 06, 2017

Björk's last albumVulnicura, came out in 2015. Back in April she shared a VR video for "Notget," which premiered at the Iceland Airwaves Festival last year.  More

Björk, CHVRCHES, Feist, Etc. Part of Planned Parenthood 7-Inches; Watch Video Feat. St. Vincent

Video Also Features Zach Galifianakis and John Legend; Project Also Features Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Apr 10, 2017

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood is a new 7-inch box set with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood.  More

Apr 03, 2017

Björk's last albumVulnicura, came out in 2015. Now she has shared a video for the album's "Notget." A full VR version of the video premiered at the Iceland Airwaves Festival last year.  More

FYF Fest 2017 Lineup: Frank Ocean, Björk, Nine Inch Nails, Missy Elliott, Angel Olsen, and More

Grandaddy, Run the Jewels, Perfume Genius, MGMT, Iggy Pop, Slowdive, Little Dragon, Solange, The Drums, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in July

Mar 21, 2017

FYF Fest has announced its 2017 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 to 23 at Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The headliners are Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott (her only 2017 show), and Björk.  More

Björk Added to Iceland Airwaves Lineup

Festival Takes place Nov 2-6 in Reykjavik Iceland

Sep 27, 2016

Björk has been added to this year’s Iceland Airwaves lineup. More

Mar 07, 2016

Björk says she's already begun work on her new album, the follow-up to last year's Vulnicura. She has completed three songs with Arca, who also worked on Vulnicura. This was revealed in an interview with comedian Julia Davis in AnOther Magazine. Here's what she had to say: More

Jan 20, 2016

The nominees for the sixth annual Nordic Music Prize were announced today, an award that honors the best album of the year from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland or Denmark.  More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Dec 04, 2015

Björk has shared a new video for "Mouth Mantra," a track from her album from earlier this year, Vulnicura. Jess Kanda directed the clip, which partly takes place inside the Icelandic singer's own mouth. More

Björk Posts Environmental Video to Save Iceland’s Highlands from Development

Calling for Action to Stop Power Lines, Power Plants, and Dams

Nov 06, 2015

Björk has posted a new video in which she's calling for action to stop the Icelandic government from building power lines, power plants, and dams in the wilderness of Iceland's highlands. In it she addresses the camera clad in a strange mask and reads from a statement written on a piece of cardboard. More

Björk is Releasing All Strings Version of “Vulnicura” and Shares New Version of “Lionsong”

Vulnicura Strings (Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version) Due Out November 6

Oct 05, 2015

Björk has announced a new version her 2015 album Vulnicura that features just strings and her voice. Vulnicura Strings (Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version) is due out digitally and on CD November 6 and on vinyl December 4. She's shared a new version of "Lionsong," which you can check out below. More

Listen: Björk - “Vulnicura Remixed Part 2”

Features Remixes by The Haxan Cloak, Rabit, and UNTOLD

Jun 22, 2015

Björk is sharing remixes for her recent album Vulnicura in three parts. Info on part 1 can be found here, along with her video for "Black Lake." More

Jun 09, 2015

Last week Björk shared her 360° virtual reality video for "Stonemilker," which was previously only available to view in person at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City and the Rough Trade shops in New York and London. More

Jun 05, 2015

Björk's video for "Stonemilker" was previously only available to view in person, back in March at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City and the Rough Trade shops in New York and London. More

Watch: Björk - “Family” Moving Album Cover

Vulnicura's Cover Art in Motion

Mar 16, 2015

On the heels of her visual for "Lionsong," Björk has premiered a "moving album cover" for her Vulnicura track, "Family." More

Watch: Björk – “Lionsong” Video

Vulnicura is Out Now on One Little Indian

Mar 12, 2015

The video for Vulnicura cut “Lionsong” sees Björk go full dandelion.  More

Mar 09, 2015

Over the weekend Björk kicked off support of her brand new album Vulnicura in grand fashion with a performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. More

Feb 19, 2015

Last night Björk was the guest co-host of Tri-Angle Record’s Rinse FM Podcast. More

Björk Releases New Album, “Vulnicura”

Out Now Ahead of March Release

Jan 20, 2015

With her forthcoming album Vulnicura initially slated for release this coming March, Björk has responded to a recent leak of the record by making it available for immediate purchase today via iTunes. More

Jan 14, 2015

Late last night Björk announced her new album Vulnicura More

Jan 06, 2015

Back in the studio, Björk is currently hard at work on the follow-up to her 2011 album Biophilia. More

Oct 17, 2014

Björk has announced the release details of her upcoming experiential concert film Biophilia Live. More

MOMA To Host Björk Retrospective

Björk Opens March 2015

Jun 18, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced Björk, a massive retrospective dedicated to the Icelandic singer and global musical icon. MOMA Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach spearheaded the project, which will feature elements from  Björk's twenty year solo career, including costumes, instruments, and performances. More

Björk to Release a “Biophilia” Concert Film

Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival On April 26

Mar 30, 2014

On April 26 Björk will premiere a Biophilia concert film at the Tribeca Film FestivalMore

Watch: New Trailer for “When Björk Met Attenborough”

Documentary Airs on UK’s Channel 4 Saturday

Jul 26, 2013

"When Björk Met Attenborough," a new documentary featuring Icelandic pop goddess Björk and the iconic David Attenborough, will air this weekend on Channel 4 as part of their summer Mad4Music programming. More

Watch: Björk - “Mutual Core” Video

Also Stream Remix Album bastards

Nov 13, 2012

Having already committed to a month-long residency at New York Hall of Science this year, Björk has continued to enlist the forces of academia with her latest bit of Biophilia magic. More

Oct 08, 2012

Björk’s recent album Biophilia is the gift that keeps giving. On November 19 the Icelandic songstress will release bastards, a compilation of Biophilia remixes.  More

May 24, 2012

Björk is set to release a live DVD of her performances on late night BBC program, Later With Jools HollandMore

Watch: Björk Video – “Hollow”

A Fantastic Voyage Through the Human Body

Mar 06, 2012

Check out this clip for Björk tune “Hallow.” Keeping in line with the theme of her recently released Biophilia album, it’s a fascinating journey through the human body in super-duper close-up. More

Watch: Björk Plays “Colbert”

Performs "Cosmogony”

Feb 01, 2012

Before kicking off her New York City residency at the New York Hall of Science and the Roseland Ballroom, Icelandic artist Björk made a visit to The Colbert Report to discuss her new app-powered album Biophilia and perform the song "Cosmogony." More

Björk Announces February New York Residency

Performances, Education, and Conversation

Jan 05, 2012

In conjunction with The Creators Project, Björk is bringing recent album Biophilia stateside for a month-long residency in New York City. We have the details.  More

Watch: Björk Performs On “Jools Holland”

Plays Biophilia's "Crystalline"

Nov 23, 2011

Björk brought some much-expected weirdness to a rare televised appearance on the UK's Later with Jools Holland. More

Nov 03, 2011

Take a gander Björk, performing Biophilia cut “Thunderbolt” live in her native Reykjavik More

Stream Bjork’s “Biophilia”

Also Still Corners' "Creatures of an Hour"

Oct 05, 2011

Album streams aplenty this morning as NPR got its hands on Biophilia, the multimedia project and new album by Björk. More

Björk Explains Biophilia Album Delay

Album comes out October 10 & 11

Sep 14, 2011

Björk's highly anticipated album, Biophilia was set to release earlier this month, but was pushed back to an October 10 (U.K.) and 11 (U.S.) release.

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Sep 02, 2011

Like the gift that keeps giving, Dirty Projectors and Björk announced today they’ll be putting out a physical edition of Mount Wittenberg Orca. More

Björk Pushes Biophilia Release Date

Biophilia Now Out October 10

Sep 01, 2011

Good things come to those who wait. Björk’s long-awaited Biophilia will be released on October 10 on Nonesuch/One Little Indian.  More

Björk Announces $800 Edition of “Biophilia”

For the Björk Fan Who Has Everything

Aug 03, 2011

What to get for the Björk who has everything? How ‘bout an $812 version of her forthcoming album Biophilia?


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Jul 19, 2011

Today Björk released the cover for her upcoming album, Biophilia. More

Listen: Björk - “Cosmogony”

Biophilia App Due Out Tomorrow

Jul 18, 2011

Today Björk has released a stream of another single from her Biophilia project. More

Björk Unveils More Biophilia Details

Info on the Expansive Multimedia and Album Project

Jun 29, 2011

Björk has released more information about her Biophilia project, following the release of single "Crystalline" over the weekend. More

Jun 27, 2011

For that rare fan of both Wilco and Bjork, things must have been pretty great over this past weekend. More

Bjork Releases Clip of ‘Biophilia’ Track

Full Track Will Arrive By End of the Month

Jun 06, 2011

Over the weekend, the Icelandic songstress released a 30-second clip briefly documenting her drive to "Crystalline." We have the video. More

May 10, 2011

Leading up to the release of her forthcoming album Biophilia, avant garde Icelander Björk has unveiled a new planetary-themed aesthetic to her website. More

Jun 30, 2010

Last year, when Björk and Dirty Projectors performed together at a small Manhattan bookstore, indie lovers the world over thought they’d died and gone to heaven. (Or died at the thought of not being there.) Now their seven song collaborative EP, Wittenberg Orca, is available to the masses. We have a stream of one song. More

Björk Writes Song For Finnish Children’s Movie

Just Another Day at the Office…

Nov 17, 2009

Never ones to shy away from a colorful collaboration or an outlandish animal, Icelandic songstress Björk and collaborator Sjón are writing a song for an upcoming Finnish children's' film, Moomins and the Comet ChaseMore


Interviews

Nov 06, 2015

By now, asking an Icelandic musician about his or her relationship with nature feels like a standard-issue interview question. Cliché, even. But for Björk, who released the ecologically-minded album Biophilia in 2011, her attachment to the nation’s wilderness far exceeds mere creative fodder. Protecting it has become her passion project for the last decade. More

Jun 19, 2014

For Throwback Thursdays we are posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. Under the Radar used to keep its print articles exclusive to the print magazine and so there are a lot of older articles that aren't to be found on our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on Björk More


Reviews

Björk at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

May 30th, 2017

Jun 02, 2017

It didn’t matter that I saw her do a near-identical set six months ago in Reykjavík during Iceland Airwaves. More

Iceland Airwaves 2015 Day Three: Perfume Genius, Bo Ningen, and Grísalappalísa

Nov 14, 2015

I can’t count the number of people who, upon hearing I was going to Iceland Airwaves, cracked some joke about saying hello to Björk and Sigur Ros.  More

Vulnicura

Vulnicura

One Little Indian

Jan 28, 2015

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura exposes us to. Clearly, this is not how Björk meant for things to work out. More

Björk: Biophilia Live

Studio:
Directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland

Sep 24, 2014

Filmed last September in London, Biophilia Live is a concert film intended to document and cap off Björk’s 2011 multimedia album, app collection, and live production series. More

Øya Day 2: Philco Fiction, Baroness, John Maus, Frank Ocean, St. Vincent, Ane Brun, Björk

August 9th, 2012

Aug 10, 2012

I had a thought while eating dinner last night: it’s nice to cover a festival with food options that involve something other than eating a pile of grease. Among other such deep revelations I also saw Philco FictionBaronessJohn MausFrank OceanSt. VincentAne Brun, and Björk. More

Biophilia

Biophilia

One Little Indian/Nonesuch

Oct 10, 2011

Since 1997's Homogenic, Björk's career peak in this writer's opinion, she has steadily released a new album every three to four years and with each new release, she has yielded fewer and fewer returns. More

Voltaic: Limited Edition

Voltaic: Limited Edition

Nonesuch

Aug 20, 2009

Björk fans would be wise to clear room off of their shelves as another multi-platform collection from Iceland’s favorite pixie has been released. Voltaic is a gathering of material spawned from the release of the artist’s seventh full-length album, Volta. The centerpiece is a live album that features recordings from tour dates in Paris and Reykjavik. More