New Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros are certainly creating quite a stir at the moment. They're heading out here for Splendour in the Grass, they've put out a single that deviates significantly significantly from their traditional formula and they're offering free streaming of their soon-to-be-released album. It's almost to good to be true!

The single in question, Gobbledigook, is behind much of the buzz. Not only is it a 'song', in traditional structure terms, but it's also a 'single', perfectly suited for radio play. Now to the uninformed, this might seem rather unspectacular, but to anyone who knows Sigur Ros, it's BIG. I personally love it. I've always found their recorded work distant, but with this track, it's engaging. Very refreshing indeed.

Gobbledigook

However, early indications would suggest that this song is an exception. The rest of their new album, titled Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, appears to stay true to their traditional sound. I think this is a good thing. When you hear these guys live, you'll know what I mean. Listen to the album on their website, or to a better quality version last.fm.

As I mentioned, Sigur Ros are coming out for Splendour in the Grass, as well as a sideshow. Get excited. Whatever you do, don't miss out on seeing one of these shows. When I saw them about a year ago, I was blown away. It was at a festival, I was standing on a slope and I knew none of their music, yet it still rates as one of the greatest shows of my life. The power and spectacle of their performance is amazing. See them before its too late. You won't regret it.

18 comments:

SONGS FOR GRACE! said...

already got my tix for the sydney show! also, the hard-to-type nor pronounce album is already on top of my best albums for mid-2008 list, even this early on.

d music vid for goobledigook will certainly make it less likely to appear on mtv or channel [v] (hopefully!). youtube gave it pass though, so i'm not sure.

Agnes said...

Am going to see them in Melbourne in August, am very excited. I need to stop reading live gig reviews though I think - I get all worked up and wanna see them immediately! Really glad to have found your blog, great to see another Aussie with excellent taste!

Peter said...

Haha I know what you mean. Belle & Sebastian came out three months after the height of my obsession and it just wasn't the same. Maybe if we had more than 20 people, we'd get some prime time tours :)

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