Stream Jónsi & Alex Somers’ New Surprise Album Lost And Found

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Jonsí & Alex SomersSigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his partner Alex Somers’ debut ambient album Riceboy Sleeps turned 10 years old this summer. Tonight, the duo are heading out on their first-ever North American tour in support of the album. And to commemorate the occasion, they’ve just dropped a whole surprise second LP on the world, Lost And … More »

Dark Morph (Jonsí & CM Hausswolff) – “Beka Yalo”

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Dark Morph - "Beka Yalo"Jónsi of Sigur Rós and Swedish composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff have announced a one-off ambient collaboration under the name Dark Morph. According to the press release, the project of the same name was inspired by a trip on a research vessel called the Dardanella, which cruised around the islands of Fiji. Today, they’re releasing … More »

Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover, SZA, Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan, Jónsi Nominated For Golden Globes

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Donald-GloverIt’s that time of year again. The year-end movie-awards season officially kicked into high gear this morning with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globes nominations. And as ever, there were plenty of music-world crossovers. One of the year’s heavyweights, of course, is A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s sweeping and old-fashioned rock … More »

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi announces triple album of music from the early 2000s

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Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has been plenty busy outside of his main gig. In addition to his solo debut — 2010’s Go — and his ongoing ambient project Riceboy Sleeps with partner Alex Somers, Jón Þór Birgisson first ventured outside of the Icelandic post-rockers with home recordings as Frakkur. “Working on his own, either at home in Reykjavík, in hotel rooms on tour, or later at his boyfriend’s house in Boston, Jónsi spent endless hours diving into then-new bits of equipment and software, having fun and seeing how far he could push things outside the bounds of his day job in Sigur Rós.”

Frakkur, 2000-2004 brings together a triple album’s worth of material that “was thought lost, since Jónsi’s unbacked-up hard-drive eventually corrupted.” Thanks to some intrepid friends, who had burned copies of the songs, Jonsi is presenting a fully mastered, 24 track album. From the sample below, Frakkur brings out an intimate, playful side of the angelic voiced Icelander. Pre-orders are up now, in anticipation of its November 23 digital release.


Frakkur, 2000-2004 tracklisting:

01. SFTLB1
02. SFTLB2
03. SFTLB3
04. SFTLB4
05. SFTLB5
06. SFTLB6
07. SFTLB7
08. SFTLB8
09. SFTLB9
10. TB1
11. TB2
12. TB3
13. TB4
14. TB5
15. TB6
16. TB7
17. TB8
18. PP1
19. PP2
20. PP3
21. PP4
22. PP5
23. PP6
24. PP7

Watch Troye Sivan Sing His Jónsi Collab “Revelation” On The Tonight Show

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Troye-Sivan-on-FallonJust a few months ago, Troye Sivan released a new album called Bloom. It was very good. This past week, Sivan performed on The Tonight Show twice, and neither of the songs came from Bloom. Are we already past that? Or is Troye Sivan just exploding with good songs that demand to be … More »

Mary Lattimore – “It Feels Like Floating (Jónsi Remix)”

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The harpist and composer Mary Lattimore just released an excellent collaborative album, Ghost Forests, with Meg Baird, and earlier this year she put out her latest solo album, the also excellent Hundreds Of Days. More »

Watch Troye Sivan Perform Jónsi Collab “Revelation” On Ellen

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Troye SivanAustralian pop singer Troye Sivan, who recently put out his excellent album Bloom, has a role in Boy, Erased, the new Joel Edgerton-directed drama that follows Lucas Hedges as a teenager forced by his religious parents to attend a gay conversion therapy camp. In addition to acting in the film, Sivan wrote and … More »

Troye Sivan & Jónsi – “Revelation”

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South African-born Australian pop star Troye Sivan has teamed up with Sigur Rós’ Jónsi to write and record a new song for the upcoming Joel Edgerton-directed film Boy Erased. We heard a preview of “Revelation” in the movie’s trailer, and today they release it in full. Boy Erased follows the son of a … More »

Preview New Troye Sivan & Jónsi Song In Boy Erased Trailer

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Lucas HedgesAscendant Australian pop star Troye Sivan has a small role in the upcoming film Boy Erased, and the official trailer is soundtracked by a new song that he wrote and recorded with Sigur Rós’ Jónsi. Directed by Joel Edgerton and based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same, the film stars Lucas Hedges of Manchester … More »

Stream Sigur Rós’ Endless New Mixtape Liminal

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Sigur-Ros-LiminalNow that they have those pesky Icelandic tax-evasion charges behind them, Sigur Ròs, masters of keening and formless pseudo-rock, are free to follow their real passions, which include making dazed and lovely ambient music that, if you like, you can listen to on a loop for the rest of your natural life. The members … More »