6 March 2018
sigur rós are releasing a series of four limited-edition vinyl albums for record store day (april 21). originally released with handmade sleeves by icelandic artist sigga bjorg as part of the band’s norður og niður festival in iceland, the rare recordings can now be bought in a second limited edition run.
for the record store day release, each contributing artist chose his favourite sleeve from sigga’s 100 hand-mades to become the official sleeve for this record store day release.
on the longest day of summer 2016 sigur rós drove the whole way round iceland’s ring road, broadcasting the entire 1332km journey live on youtube. the soundtrack to this “slow tv” adventure was created using generative music software taking the multi-track stems of the sigur rós song ‘ovedur’ and endlessly reinventing them to create new and unpredictable musical directions in real time. the very best moments from the 24 hour journey have now been pared down to a single album of great and reflective beauty. 8 tracks. previously unreleased.
long-time sigur rós collaborators alex somers and paul corley dive deep into the band’s catalogue to mine nuggets of pure ambient pleasure. drawing from the ( ), valtari and kveikur albums, the pair take both familiar and obscure moments and massage them into brand new blissed out states. ‘liminal’ is the identity used by alex and paul, plus jónsi, for live soundbaths, as well as a plan for an endless streaming playlist. featured tracks: untitled #6, untitled #7. previously unreleased.
brand new album from artist and composer alex somers. the songs herein draw upon alex’s recent experience scoring both film (captain fantastic, dawson city: frozen time) and television (black mirror, manhattan), as well as the atmospheres created in his role as half of the jónsi & alex project with their acclaimed 2009 album ‘riceboy sleeps’. somers co-produced sigur rós’s 2012 album valtari and mixed 2013’s kveikur. previously unreleased.
long-deleted 33-minute ep from alex & jónsi, ‘all animals’ was released as a limited edition bonus cd within the initial pressing of 2009’s ‘riceboy sleeps’ album. never before been made available on vinyl.
26 February 2018
olafur eliasson, from studio olafur eliasson, recorded the sounds of a piano as it arrived and was set up at the studio and as he experimented on it with found objects. this audio library was sent to jónsi, who selected, mixed, and arranged the material in dialogue with olafur into an ambient soundscape to accompany the artwork “reality projector”.
22 February 2018
8 February 2018fischer 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.
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).
24 January 2018
“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
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:
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.
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
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 datea limited number of tickets for the new date are now on sale via axs.com.