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sounds of fischer

8 February 2018

fischer is very proud to introduce the limited edition 7” vinyl “sound of fischer” with new work by jónsi, alex somers, sin fang & kjartan holm. the origin of fischer is explained on its website. the vinyl itself is handmade in iceland and can be ordered here.

 


 

sigur rós music used at reykjavík winter lights festival

5 February 2018


as part of the reykjavík winter lights festival, the iceland dance company, valdimar johannsson, erna ómarsdóttir, pierre alain giraud created a piece called “örævi” – the piece uses music by sigur rós and was projected on the side of oil tanks in reykjavík. embedded above is the live stream of the event which took place on the 1st of february.

at the end of 2017, the iceland dance company, valdimar johannsson and erna ómarsdóttir created a separate piece for norður og niður called the “myrkrið faðmar” (at dusk, we embrace).

 


 

lords of chaos movie

24 January 2018

lords of chaos movie

“lords of chaos”, directed by jonas åkerlund, received its premiere at the sundance film festival yesterday – music for the film is by sigur rós.

“based on an astonishingly true story, lords of chaos recounts the exploits of the norwegian black metal movement’s most notorious band: mayhem. its founder, øystein aarseth, better known as euronymous, was one of the originators of the annihilating metal guitar sound that burst onto the scene in the early ’90s. after the gruesome suicide of vocalist per yngve ohlin, who performed under the pseudonym “dead,” euronymous used the opportunity to inject a mix of satanism, havoc, and murder into the music to sell more records. bassist varg vikernes began to take euronymous’s headline-grabbing talk too seriously and went on a spree of church burnings, forming a deadly rivalry between the two bandmates that culminated in an infamous and bloody end.

drawing from the 1998 book of the same name by michael moynihan and didrik søderlind, director jonas åkerlund injects his distinct visual style into the material. vigorous performances from rory culkin, emory cohen, sky ferreira, and jack kilmer bolster this unhinged account of black-metal brotherhood gone wickedly wrong.”

in 2016, jonas åkerlund directed the video for “óveður”, shot in the small town of grindavík on the reykjanes peninsular, featuring the icelandic choreographer erna ómarsdóttir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rf-C_smLs

 


 

sigur rós christmas mix for bbc 6 music

24 January 2018

a very special 6 music recommends session, hosted by sigur rós, who have created a magical christmas mix especially for us to enjoy.

the icelandic band mark the end of an 18 month world tour and return to home soil for the first time in five years, with 4 intimate gigs at harpa in reykjavik, as part of the “norður og niður” festival.

tracklisting:
paul corley – sidings
JFDR – white ferrari (frank ocean cover)
sigrún – hringsjá
sin fang, sóley & örvar smárason – the sun will go out
alex somers – between
julianna barwick – cloudbank
my bloody valentine – to here knows when
jo berger myhre & olafur bjorn olafsson – 1000%
kaitlyn aurelia smith – an intention
blanck mass – please 1
dan deacon – when i was done dying
kristín anna valtýsdóttir – clay and vapour
alexis – crying in the chapel (beatrice dillon version)
mary lattimore – the quiet at night

 


 

sigur rós soundtrack “black mirror”

24 January 2018

alex somers, with two songs co-written by sigur rós, has created the soundtrack to an episode of the new season of black mirror called “hang the dj”.

update – february 12th. this soundtrack will be released on cd & vinyl in april on invada records. details to follow.

stream on apple music / buy on itunes / spotify / netflix

 


 

lord jones “sigurberry” gumdrops + los angeles sound bath

12 April 2017


sigur rós and leading cannabis brand lord jones have announced a collaboration: limited-edition, ‘wild sigurberry’ medicated gumdrops.

inspired by the flavors of foraged icelandic berries – wild blackberries, strawberries and blueberries – the collaborative ‘wild sigurberry’ gumdrops include a proprietary formulation of terpenes available in 5 dosage options: five, ten and twenty milligram thc infused, lord jones’ signature 5:1 ratio cbd to thc formulation, and a pure cbd option.

the limited-edition offerings come as a box of nine pieces bearing a sigur rós crest created by london-based illustrator andrew rae. the thc infused varieties will be sold online through the lord jones website and at select dispensaries throughout california to qualified medical marijuana patients, while the pure cbd version is available for nationwide delivery exclusively through the lord jones website.

in celebration of the ‘wild sigurberry’ gumdrops, sigur rós and lord jones will host a sound bath at hollywood’s neuehouse on tuesday april 18th. prior to the sound bath, attendees will have the opportunity to sample the lord jones x sigur rós gumdrops to enjoy a fully elevated experience. neuehouse will also feature other multimedia collaborations from the band, including moments in sound, film and vr.

capacity is strictly limited – for an opportunity to attend, please rsvp – you must be over 21. this event is now full. on thursday the 13th, we’ll email those who have won tickets

 


 

irvine show moved to ponoma

10 March 2017

the april 11th show in irvine, california has been moved to april 10th in pomona, california

sigur rós are moving their show from the bren events center at uc irvine to the fox theater, pomona, a day earlier on april 10th. the band regret any inconvenience caused to fans by the venue and date change, which has been made for logistical reasons. all tickets purchased for bren events center will be honored for the new date
a limited number of tickets for the new date are now on sale via axs.com.

 


 

swimming pool

6 February 2017

back in the swimming pool ??

A photo posted by sigur rós (@sigurros) on

back in the swimming pool ??

A photo posted by sigur rós (@sigurros) on

 


 

reykjavík festival guest arrangers

17 January 2017

Sigur Rós - Los Angeles - April 2017

sigur rós are performing three shows with the los angeles philharmoic orchestra in the walt disney concert hall in los angeles on the 13th, 14th and 15th of april 2017. as part of these three shows, guest arrangers will be collaborating with the band on a selection of both new and old sigur rós songs – more details here:

sigur rós have announced that their upcoming performances with the los angeles philharmonic will feature new string arrangements by a cadre of guests that includes electronic composer dan deacon; multi-disciplinary composer nico muhly (björk, grizzly bear, jónsi); the polaris prize winning arcade fire collaborator owen pallett; plus former composer-in-residence with the bbc scottish symphony orchestra, anna meredith.

there will also be arrangements by the pulitzer prize winning composer david lang, who also scored paolo sorrenti’s most recent movies (the great beauty and youth); opera company of philadelphia composer in residence, missy mazzoli; icelandic composer páll ragnar pálsson; and daniel bjarnarson, who first worked with sigur rós when he conducted the session on the band’s song “ára bátur” at london’s abbey road for the með suð í eyrum… album in 2008, and is co-curator of the disney hall’s reykjavík festival.

the guest arrangers are collaborating with the band on a selection of both old and new songs for the group’s three special performances at the philharmonic’s reykjavík festival. the shows will also mark the first time the band have played publicly with an orchestra since performances of their unreleased work odin’s raven magic in 2002-3.

the three shows are sold out, information about the shows (and the rest of the reykjavík festival) are available via the laphil website

 


 

two new shows

14 January 2017

two new shows have been added to the 2017 april-june tour of north america.

mexico city: on the 4th of april, an additional show has been added for mexico city – presale tickets go on sale at 11am local time on the 18th of january. you can find information here.

boston: a festival appearance at boston calling festival takes place at the end of may (exact date to be announced later on). tickets for the festival are on sale via their site.