Q Magazine published an article revealing the details of Sigur Rós’ 6th studio album, Valtari. The album is due out May 28th on Smekkleysa (Bad Taste).
Ég Anda (“I Breathe”) Ekki Múkk (“Not a Peep”) Varúð (“Caution”) Rembihnútur (“Double Calm”) Varðeldur (“Campfire”) Valtari (“Roller”)
The translations are likely be a little off, but still provide some light into the content of the new record. In a previous interview, the band called it “floaty and minimal”, “ambient”, and “introverted”. An album titled “steamroller” seems to contradict those descriptions a bit, but who knows what tricks the band will pull this time around. Oh, and for you Jónsi & Alex/Parachutes fans, the record is apparently being produced by Alex Somers.
If you’re in Europe (or Montreal), there’s a slough of August tour dates up on their homepage. Now everyone join me in crossing your fingers for more North American tour dates.
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