We're getting spoiled with all of these free albums, right? Just one song for free? Oh well - for a Wednesday morning it will have to do.
Click on over to this page on Sigur Ros' website and in exchange for your email address you'll get a fast download of a new three-minute ditty full of acoustic guitars, hand-claps, and "la la las" as far as the eye can see.
The track's called "Gobbledigook" and by now, I'm just going to deal with the fact that they're never going to make another song as tear-inducingly beautiful as "Svefn-g-englar"
Read on for naked people-filled video...
From the same page (this one) there's also a link to play a Quicktime video of the new track, which bares the intriguing warning: "This material contains adult content. By clicking on the buttons above you are confirming you are over 18." i.e.: Naked people running through a forest and frolicking like Icelandic elves. It's directed by Arni & Kinski with help from Ryan McGinley, who did the album cover, and also likes naked people.
There's a new Sigur Ros album coming next month: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly), out June 23, which was co-produced by Flood. You can order it early directly from their website on June 2. They apparently recorded the whole album in just a few weeks, and finished in May.
Final bit of the puzzle: tourdates. Click here for the ticket store. US dates are few and far between. No L.A. date announced, and the majority of these dates are festival appearances:
5 Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Degollado
7 Tepoztlan, Mexico – Festival La Colmena
8 Tijuana, Mexico – Planeta Tijuana
11 Omaha, USA – Orpheum Theatre
12 Kansas City, USA – Uptown Theatre
14 Manchester, USA – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
16 New York, USA – Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Centre
20 Germany – Southside Festival
22 Bremen, Germany – Hurricane Festival
5 Wechter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
6 Arras, France – Main Square Festival
8 Vienna, Austria – Arena
9 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
11 Florence, Italy – Giardino Di Boboli
12 Rome, Italy – Cavea Auditorium
13 Milan, Italy – Arena Civica
14 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkhaus
17 Benicassim, Spain – Benicassim Festival
19 Suffolk, England – Latitude Festival
1 Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
2 Sydney, Australia – Horden Pavillion
3 Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass
7 Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
8 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
9 Copenhagen, Denmark – Beat Day Festival
11 Cologne, Germany – Philharmonie
12 Wiesenbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
13 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrum
15 St. Malo, France – La Route Du Rock Festival
17 Biddinghuizen, Holland – Lowlands Festival
18 Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
19 Prague, Czech Republic – Arena HC Sparta Praha
20 Warsaw, Poland – Palladium
22 Riga, Latvia – Arena
24 Helsinki, Finland – Kulttuuritalo
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26 St Petersburg, Russia – TYUZ Theatre
27 Moscow, Russia – B1
29 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
31 Inveraray, Scotland – Hydro Connect Festival