Sigur Ros Announce New Album
The ethereal Icelandic band Sigur Rós will release their new album, Valtari, on May 28. Their sixth studio album comes six years since 2008's Með su&ð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
In an interview with Q Magazine, released via the band's message board, the band explained the album's title translates into English as "streamroller," and as singer Jónsi Birgisson added, "Except that there's no steam involved. But the music kind of just rolls over you. In a good way."
Bassist Georg Holm mentioned, "...it's not like anything else we've ever done. You could say our past records have been uplifting, or depressing, but this I'd compare to looking at an old landscape painting."
None of the songs on the album will be sung in English, and the music will focus more on electronics with the use of strings and a girls' choir. "But don't worry," Holm added, "we haven't made a dance record."
No tour dates have been set, but the band already has plans for the supporting tour. As the band told Q, "It's going to be totally new. It's going to be a nightmare... for us to organize."
See the album's tracklist below.
01 Êg Anda
02 Ekki Múkk
08 Fjögur Píanó
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