Sigur Ros Announce New Album For May -
Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros Announce New Album For May

by Andrew Tijs on March 26, 2012

in New Music,News

Icelandic post-rock heroes Sigur Ros finally announce a new album, due in May.

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros are adored in ‘serious music fan’ circles, but haven’t had new material since 2008, having scrapped an album in 2010.

Last year they released the live album and DVD Inni, and in February this year they announced their return to the stage, booking summer festivals in the UK and Europe.

Now Q Magazine reports that they will have a new album out late May, recorded in their own ‘Sundlaugin’ studio (which used to be a swimming pool) and titled Valtari (which translates to ‘Steamroller’ in English).

They also revealed some track titles – ‘Êg Anda’, ‘Ekki Múkk’, ‘Varúð’, ‘Rembihnûtur’, ‘Dauðalogn’, ‘Varðelder’, and ‘Valtari’.

Bassist Georg Holm compared the album “to looking at an old landscape painting”, and singer Jonsi Birgisson said it sounds “like an avalanche in slow motion”.

They promise a more electronic sound, and once again, won’t be singing in English. Q Magazine says Valtari will be released on May 28.

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