Monday, March 26, 2012

Album Preview: Sigur Ros - Valtari

It's not often that I get so excited for a new release that the prospect of waiting two short months has me writhing in painful anticipation.  However, Sigur Ros has that sort of effect on me.  After hearing of the band's reunion from their rather curt hiatus, I--as well as music fans world wide--was entranced by the notion that everyone's favorite Icelandic band could pump out an album as early as 2012.  A longshot, yes, but it was something to hope for.  Yet after last years live DVD, Inni, Sigur Ros announced its return to the studio, promising a return to a more "ambient" sound, a la (  ).

Not only a new album, but one akin to perhaps their best?  Surely this is too good, right?  Well, to make things even sweeter, the band has also announced the album name, as well as the release date.  Even better still is a preview of an upcoming song.

Yes that's right.  Not only has Sigur Ros returned, giving us a new album, but it's sooner than one would think.  In two months we will have Valtari gracing our ears.  But you don't have to wait till then to get a taste.  Click here to sample a track, and let the always beautiful sounds of Sigur Ros take you away.

'Ég Anda'
'Ekki Múkk'

1 comment:

  1. Man, snagged from right out under me. But either way, I'm excited. Good hype article.