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Oct 02, 2020

Jónsi of Iceland’s Sigur Rós has released his first solo album in 10 years, Shiver, today via Krunk. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album. More

Sep 30, 2020

Jónsi of Iceland’s Sigur Rós is releasing his first solo album in 10 years, Shiver, this Friday via Krunk. Now he has shared another song from it, “Salt Licorice,” which features Swedish pop singer Robyn. Jónsi co-directed the disorientating video with Rene van Pannevis and it includes the singer cutting his own hair. More

Aug 14, 2020

Jónsi of Iceland’s Sigur Rós is releasing his first solo album in 10 years, Shiver, on October 2 via Krunk. Now he has shared another song from it, “Cannibal,” which features Elizabeth Fraser (formerly of Cocteau Twins). Jónsi co-directed the video with actor/director Giovanni Ribisi.  More

Jun 24, 2020

Jónsi of Iceland’s Sigur Rós has announced his first solo album in 10 years, Shiver, and shared a new song from it, “Swill,” via a video for the track. Shiver features guest vocals from Cocteau Twins’ Liz Fraser and Robyn and was co-produced by A. G. Cook (of PC Music).  More

Julianna Barwick Shares Video for New Song “In Light” (Feat. Jónsi)

Healing Is A Miracle Out July 10 on Ninja Tune

Jun 18, 2020

Ambient musician Julianna Barwick has shared the video for “In Light,” the newest single from her forthcoming album Healing Is A Miracle, due out July 10 on Ninja Tune.  More

May 21, 2020

After a four-year hiatus, Julianna Barwick has announced her new album Healing Is a Miracle. Along with the announcement, Barwick shared a music video for the (much-needed) meditative track “Inspirit.”  More

Apr 23, 2020

Jónsi of Iceland’s Sigur Rós has shared a new solo song, “Exhale,” via a video for the track. Jónsi co-produced the song with A. G. Cook (of PC Music).  More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Dark Morph (Sigur Rós’ Jónsi + Carl Michael von Hausswolff) Announce Album, Share Song

Dark Morph Due Out May 10 via Krunk/The Vinyl Factory; Listen to “Beka Yalo”

May 01, 2019

Jónsi of Iceland's Sigur Rós has teamed up with Stockholm-based visual artist/electro-acoustic composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff as Dark Morph, a one-off ambient project. They have announced a self-titled album and shared one of its tracks, "Beka Yalo." More

Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, and Michael Chabon Auction Setlists by R.E.M., Mitski, Wilco, and More

Setlists for Young Voices Also Features Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Better Oblivion Community Center, and Others

Apr 22, 2019

Acclaimed best selling authors Nick HornbyDave Eggers, and Michael Chabon have teamed up for the new charity project Setlists for Young Voices, where they are auctioning autographed setlists by R.E.M., Mitski, Wilco, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Better Oblivion Community Center, Death Cab for Cutie, Jim James, Patti Smith,  More

Sigur Rós Announce 7-LP 20th Anniversary “Ágætis byrjun” Box Set With Demos and Rarities

Also Available as a 4-CD and 2-LP on June 21 via Krunk; Listen to “Flugufrelsarinn (Live at Íslenska Óperan)”

Mar 28, 2019

Iceland's Sigur Rós have announced a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of Ágætis byrjun, which was released in 1999 and was their second album. The reissue is due out June 21 on Krunk and comes via a 7-LP box set featuring demos, rarities, and Live at Íslenska Óperan 1999. They have shared one of those live tracks, "Flugufrelsarinn (Live at Íslenska Óperan)." More

Full List of Record Store Day 2019 Releases - Courtney Barnett, David Bowie, Prince, Etc.

Plus The Flaming Lips, Robyn, Sigur Rós, Jeff Tweedy, and Others

Feb 28, 2019

The full list of 2019 Record Store Day releases has been revealed. Record Store Day goes down on Saturday, April 13 and just in case you don't already know, the basic idea is to get music fans out to their local independent record store, with the bait being a slew of exclusive limited edition releases.  More

Sigur Rós Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason Accused of Sexual Assault and Leaves the Band

“We have today accepted the resignation of our bandmate Orri Páll Dyrason to allow him to deal with this privately.”

Oct 01, 2018

Orri Páll Dýrason, drummer with Iceland's Sigur Rós, has left the band after being accused of sexually assaulting Los Angeles-based artist Meagan Boyd in 2013. More

Jan 10, 2018

Iceland's Sigur Rós have shared two new songs, "Match" and "End." Both are taken from the soundtrack to Black Mirror, Netflix's acclaimed science fiction anthology series created by Charlie Brooker.  More

Sigur Rós Announce Rare Vinyl Releases, Share Unreleased Jónsi Song

More Artists Added to Band's Norður og Niður Festival in Iceland

Nov 21, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. Now they have announced some rare limited vinyl releases that will be available at the festival and have shared a previously unreleased (and untitled) song by frontman Jónsi.  More

Sep 18, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30.  More

May 08, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós have announced Norður og Niður, a new six-day festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 26 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. More

Apr 20, 2017

Jónsi, frontman for Iceland's Sigur Rós, has released a new solo song, "Simple Gifts." It's taken from the soundtrack to The Circle, a new film that stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton. More

Jan 17, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós are performing three concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on April 13, 14, and 15. Now they have announced that some notable musicians will be providing guest string arrangements for the shows: Dan DeaconOwen PallettAnna Meredith, and Nico Muhly will all be taking part.  More

Dec 12, 2016

Iceland's Sigur Rós have announced some new 2017 North American tour dates. They go down next April, May, and June. They will performing without a support act, doing two career-spanning sets separated by an intermission each night.  More

Jun 21, 2016

Yesterday Iceland's Sigur Rós shared a mysterious new teaser trailer that was streaming in a loop and announced that something was happening at 5 PM EST. Then that something was revealed to be a live 24 event the band dubbed a "Slow TV" broadcast that aired via Iceland's nationwide TV channel RÚV 2 and streamed on YouTube.  More

Sigur Rós Launch “Route One” 24 Hour Live “Slow TV” Event

Features a Drive Around the Coast of Iceland and the New Song "Óveður"

Jun 20, 2016

Earlier today Iceland's Sigur Rós shared a mysterious new teaser trailer that was streaming in a loop and announced that something was happening at 5 PM EST today. Well that something is a live 24 event the band is dubbing a "Slow TV" broadcast that is airing now via Iceland's nationwide TV channel RÚV 2 and streaming on YouTube below.  More

Jun 20, 2016

Sigur Rós have shared a mysterious new teaser trailer that's streaming in a loop. It shows slightly distorted images of a landscape and ends with the promise that something will be revealed at 5 PM EST (or 2 PM PST, 10 PM U.K. time), ending with this message: "sigurrosrouteone begins 21.00 GMT." More

Sigur Rós Announce Tour Dates – Performing Theaters as a Trio, With Two Sets Each Night

September and October Dates Promise New Music, Watch Tour Trailer

Apr 04, 2016

Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós have announced a North American tour this Fall.  This time will be extra special as for the first time in the band's existence they will be touring without a support act. Instead audiences will be get two sets (+ intermission) starting from 8:30pm sharp at each show. More

Nov 24, 2015

Sigur Rós have announced some European tour dates for summer 2016 and have promised that they will be playing some new music on the tour. In a statement on the Icelandic band's website when announcing the dates they write: "All we can say right now is it's going to be different, with new unreleased songs, a new show and maybe some other *new* things. More

Sigur Rós’ Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason Stream Full “Circe” Album

Circe Also Features Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm and Is Due Out August 21 via Krunk

Aug 07, 2015

As we previously reported, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, two thirds of Sigur Rós, have partnered with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (also Georg Holm's brother), to record the score to the BBC documentary film The Show of ShowsMore

Sigur Rós’ Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason Share “Lila” Video” from “Circe”

Circe Also Features Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm and Is Due Out August 21 via Krunk

Jul 22, 2015

As we previously reported, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, two thirds of Sigur Rós, have partnered with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (also Georg Holm's brother), to record the score to the BBC documentary film The Show of Shows. Their soundtrack is being released under the title Circe on August 21 via Sigur Rós' own label Krunk. Now they have shared the first track from Circe, "Lila," via a hypnotic and haunting video featuring mainly grainy black & white footage of vaudeville performers dancing, likely footage filmed in the first half of the 20th century. It even features a woman who dances while holding a wooden chair in her teeth! More

Sigur Rós’ Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason to Release New Album, the Score to a BBC Documentary

Circe Also Features Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm and Is Due Out August 21 via Krunk

Jul 07, 2015

Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, two thirds of Sigur Rós, have partnered with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (also Georg Holm's brother), to record the score to the BBC documentary film The Show of ShowsMore

Jun 12, 2015

Today is the 16th birthday of Sigur Rós' acclaimed breakthrough album Ágætis byrjun and in honor of that today at 5 PM EST (2 PM PST) the Icelandic band will be streaming the audio of the full concert they played on the day the album was released, June 12, 1999. More

Apr 14, 2014

Last night in what was only the second episode of its highly anticipated four season, HBO's Game of Thrones delivered plenty of standout moments. More

Apr 03, 2014

Dare you not to geek out about this. Not only will Sigur Rós make an appearance on season four of Game of Thrones, the Icelandic band will also cover “The Rains of Castamere." More

Jan 16, 2014

TrentemøllerThe KnifeSigur Rós, and When Saints Go Machine have all been long-listed for the third annual Nordic Music Prize.  More

Listen: múm - “When Girls Collide” (Jónsi Remix)

múm's New Album Smilewound Out Now

Nov 04, 2013

Earlier this year Icelandic experimentalists múm released their newest LP Smilewound, featuring the standout pop tune "When Girls Collide." More

Oct 17, 2013

“Rafstraumur,” a cut from Sigur Rós haunting most recent album Kveikur, has gotten a remix by Cyril Hahn.  More

Watch: Sigur Rós Perform “Hrafntinna” Underneath Paris

As Part of La Blogothèque "Empty Space" Series

Sep 23, 2013

For those that don't know the city of Paris sits on top of an entire network of ancient tunnels and mines, a portion of which includes its famed catacombs, holding the skeletal remains of some six million people. More

Sigur Rós To Appear on “Game of Thrones”

Fourth Season Coming in 2014

Sep 10, 2013

Following their recent cameo on The SimpsonsSigur Rós have revealed that they will be making a cameo appearance on the upcoming fourth season on Game of Thrones. More

Aug 06, 2013

Sigur Rós have produced a new music video for their Kveikur single "Stormur," crowdsourcing its visuals through fans' Instagram videos. More

Sigur Rós to Broadcast Interactive Live Performance Webcast Later Today

Playing Selections From Their New Album Kveikur

Jun 19, 2013

Celebrating the release of their new album KveikurSigur Rós have announced that they will play a selection of songs from the record live during a speical 360-degree interactive webcast of their show in Dresden, Germany. More

Sigur Rós Add U.S. Tour Dates

New Album Kveikur Out June 18

Jun 10, 2013

ext week Iceland's Sigur Rós will release their new record Kveikur. More

Jun 06, 2013

Sigur Rós has given fans a taste of the visuals in the live show in new video “Kveikur,” the title cut from their forthcoming album of the same name. More

Watch: Sigur Rós on “The Simpsons”

Plus Björk In A Swan Dress

May 20, 2013

As previously reported, last night Sigur Rós made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons. More

Check Out a Poster for the Sigur Rós Episode of The Simpsons

We Weren't Kidding, Sigur Rós Really is on The Simpsons This Sunday

May 17, 2013

As we've previously reported, this Sunday (May 19), Sigur Rós joins the cast of The Simpsons as both a performer and new characters. More

May 03, 2013

Sigur Rós have revealed that they will soon turn into four-fingered, yellow versions of themselves on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. More

Apr 25, 2013

On June 18th Sigur Rós will release their new album Kveikur. Now thanks to the power of the internet, you can sing along with their new single “Ísjaki." More

Watch: Sigur Rós Play “Fallon”

Perform Title Track Off Upcoming LP Kveikur

Mar 25, 2013

Last week Icelandic natives Sigur Rós announced that would follow last year's delicate epic Valtari with a more aggressive LP called KveikurMore

Mar 22, 2013

Less than a year since the release of their previous work ValtariSigur Rós have announced the arrival of their next LP, Kveikur. More

Watch: Sigur Rós Plays Three New Songs Live

Listen to "Kveikur," "Yfirborð," and "Hrafntinna"

Feb 18, 2013

Currently engaged in a massive tour in support of last year's album ValtariSigur Rós have been previewing plenty of new songs in their recent live sets. More

Feb 13, 2013

Today in news of the weird and (potentially good smelling): Sigur Rós has released a scented companion candle to Valtari album.  More

Sigur Rós Preview New Music, Discuss Departure of Kjartan Sveinsson

Questions Answered During Live Reddit Session

Jan 25, 2013

Yesterday Iceland's Sigur Rós took part in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, answering fans' various questions about the band, their work, and their upcoming tour. More

Dec 10, 2012

In a completely expected move Sigur Rós have announced that they will collect the videos of their artful "Mystery Film Experiment" as part of a special compilation release next year. More

Dec 06, 2012

Sigur Rós may have saved perhaps the most high profile entry of their ongoing "Mystery Film Experiment" for their last. More

Nov 20, 2012

Sigur Rós have premiered the second-to-last music video for their ongoing "Mystery Film Experiment." More

Sigur Rós Announce Biggest North American Tour To Date

Includes Headline Gig at Madison Square Garden

Nov 12, 2012

Sigur Rós have announced that next spring they will embark on their biggest tour to date through North America in support of their new album Valtari. More

Nov 12, 2012

On the 14th entry to their "Mystery Film Experiment" Sigur Rós continue to put the visual accompaniment of their latest album Valtari in very capable hands. More

Nov 05, 2012

This past weekend Sigur Rós performed in their homeland of Iceland for the first time in over four years. More

Oct 22, 2012

Over a dozen video into Sigur RósValtari Mystery Film Experiment, the visual artistry of its selected directors still never fail to impress. More

Oct 18, 2012

In support of their new album Valtari, Sigur Rós has hosted a “Mystery Film Experiment” where filmmakers were invited to create a video for each album track. Today, directors Anafelle Liu, Dio Lau, and Ken Ngan were declared winners for their take on “Fjögur piano,” which they call Skinned. More

Oct 09, 2012

For their "Mystery Film Experiment," Sigur Rós approached a dozen filmmakers to create whatever visual accompaniment they wanted after listening to the band's new album Valtari. More

Sep 24, 2012

Nearing the end of their "Mystery Film Experiment" Sigur Rós have delivered a particularly interesting piece of work for their tenth installment.  More

Watch: Sigur Rós - “Seraph”

Featuring Valtari tracks “Rembihnútur” and “Ekki Múkk”

Sep 12, 2012

For their nineth entry in their still ongoing "Mystery Film Experiment," Sigur Rós present fans with something a little different than in past installments. More

Aug 28, 2012

Entering the last half of entries in their "Mystery Film Experiment," Icelandic composers Sigur Rós have unveiled a new video, this time utilizing their Valtari track "Dauðalogn." More

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2012 Including Passion Pit and Sigur Rós

Plus Dr. Dog, Zola Jesus, Grandaddy, Father John Misty and more.

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Dr. DogFather John MistyGrandaddyPassion PitSigur RosTame ImpalaThee O SeesYellow Ostrich and Zola Jesus. More

Aug 13, 2012

Over the halfway point of their twelve-part "Mystery Film Experiment," Icelanic foursome Sigur Rós have come forth with a meditative video for "Varðeldur." More

Watch: Sigur Rós - “Varūð” Video

Skip to my Lou, my Darling

Jul 31, 2012

Continuing to match beautiful music with compelling visuals, Sigur Rós have unveiled yet another installment in their ongoing "Mystery Film Experiment." More

Watch: Sigur Rós - “Ég Anda” Video

Video No. 2 For Valtari Track

Jul 16, 2012

Continuing their Mystery Film Experiment, Sigur Rós has premiered a new video for their Valtari track "Ég Anda." More

Jul 02, 2012

Sigur Rós have premiered yet another installment to their ongoing "Mystery Film Experiment," this time for their Valtari track "Rembihnútur." More

Jun 18, 2012

This morning Sigur Rós have debuted a bizarre, sexually-charged music video for their instrumental ballad "Fjögur Píanó." More

Jun 06, 2012

With their album Valtari scoring the band's first 10 album on the Billboard charts, Sigur Rós have debuted a music video for the cut "Varúð," the latest entry in the band's "Mystery Film Experiment" series. More

Watch: Sigur Rós - “Ég Anda” Video

Learn to Save Someone's Life

May 21, 2012

The video for Sigur RósValtari opening track "Ég Anda" at times feels less like the result of some artistic enterprise and more like a stylish public service announcement.  More

Listen: Sigur Rós Streams New Album

As Does Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Regina Spektor, and The Walkmen

May 21, 2012

After debuting their new album Valtari in full through a time-zone traveling stream, Icelandic instrumenalists Sigur Rós have now offered the eight-track effort to the online community with more open-ended accessibility. More

Sigur Rós Present “Valtari Hour”

Rolling Listen Session

May 14, 2012

Leading up to their release of their new album Valtari on May 29, Sigur Rós have announced that a special listening event will take place on May 17 that will give fans the opportunity to listen to the LP in its entirety. More

Watch/Listen: New Sigur Rós Track “Dauðalogn”

Band Premieres New Track Via Vampire Diaries

May 11, 2012

In addition to a big ol’ twist, last night’s season finale of The Vampire Diaries (warning, fans of the show may not want to read any further. Spoiler alert!) also delivered a new track from forthcoming Sigur Rós album, ValtariMore

Apr 30, 2012

Poised to release their sixth studio LP Valtari on May 29, Sigur Rós have premiered yet another track off the album called "Varúð." More

Apr 23, 2012

Icelandic experimentalists Sigur Rós threw themselves into the Record Store Day fun with a special 7'' of its Valtari single "Ekki Múkk." More

Sigur Rós Announce Tour

Starts in July

Apr 12, 2012

Sigur Rós has announced that the band will embark on a world tour starting this July in support of their forthcoming new album Valtari. More

Mar 26, 2012

Wasting little time after announcing the release of their latest album ValtariSigur Rós have posted the record's first single "Ekki Múkk" online to stream. More

Sigur Rós To Play Bestival 2012

First Live Show in Four Years

Feb 08, 2012

After a Wall Street Journal interview revealed that they were working on a new album set for release sometime this year, Icelandic post-rock experimentalists Sigur Rós have announced that they will be headlining this year's Bestival music festival. More

Nov 09, 2011

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sigur Rós announced that they are currently working on a new album. More

Oct 13, 2011

Sigur Rós have announced a series of screenings of their new concert film INNI. More

Sigur Rós Announce INNI Details

Live Album/DVD Out November 7

Sep 16, 2011

After much teasing and fabric cutting, today Sigur Rós got specific about the details of their live album/DVD, INNI. More

Watch: Sigur Rós’ “Klippa”

Fashion Meets Performance Art

Sep 08, 2011

Sigur Rós released a mysterious video for “Klippa” today. We have the clip.  More


My Favorite Album: Georg Holm of Sigur Rós on Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”

“We’ve always said when we’re writing music that a song isn’t really ours and we don’t like it unless it stirs some sort of emotion within ourselves as we play it.”

May 22, 2020

I had to think about that quite deeply because it does change. People’s favorite albums don’t necessarily stay the same forever. You might have a favorite now but in 10 years you may have another one. The record I’m listening to quite a lot now—and I actually listened to quite a lot when I was a kid, even before joining Sigur Rós—is Wildflowers by Tom Petty. More

Jul 24, 2019

With seven albums under their belt and a list of artists citing their influence as long as the band members' collective arms, Sigur Rós have inspired a generation. However, the album that many of those suitors keep coming back to would be Ágætis byrjun, the band's second LP.  More

May 08, 2017

Their ethos could be called mixed media. For as long as Sigur Rós has been recording and releasing music, since the mid-'90s, the Icelandic band has complicated their craft, each album steeped in intensity and intimacy, heaviness and delicacy, darkness and light.  More

Sigur Rós

No Time for Myths

Sep 06, 2013

In a rock canon littered with fame junkies, opportunists, and self-promoters, the members of Sigur Rós stand out for never seeming similarly interested in building a mythology befitting a band of their stature.  More


Ágætis byrjun - A Good Beginning - 20th Anniversary Edition

Ágætis byrjun - A Good Beginning - 20th Anniversary Edition


Aug 06, 2019

That the title of this second album by Sigur Rós translates to "a new beginning" is very appropriatefor while it was preceded in 1997 by debut full-length Von, that record was essentially made by a different band. More




Jun 14, 2013

Sigur Rós' seventh full-length starts with amiasma of thunderous crashes. A year later and one member fewer than the paper-thin whisper that was previous album Valtari, it's almost as if the Icelandic trio is making up for lost time with sheer volume. More




May 25, 2012

The good news is, with a Sigur Rós album, you know what you're getting into. The bad news is...oh, come on, you thought there was truly any bad news associated with a new Sigur Rós album? More