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 »
I’m gonna drop a patented TMT hot take here: too many album anniversaries pass by without absurd reissue box sets, deluxe editions, or retrospectives. Where’s my 10th anniversary reissue of Discovery’s LP? What about a 40th anniversary edition of the indisputable second best Talking Heads record, Fear of Music? Why hasn’t anyone filled the gaping void in the market where a 10-disc box set of outtakes from Madonna’s I’m Breathless sessions should be? It is an outrage, over and over, every time an anniversary of an album release passes by without MORE CONTENT!
Luckily, Sigur Rós are still kickin’ around with some of that famous Icelandic hospitality to give us a much-needed 20th anniversary limited edition, all-around deluxe box set of their landmark breakthrough album, Ágætis byrjun!
But before you dust off that Duolingo icon to brush up on your Hopelandic, you probably want to know exactly what you can expect from this Ágætis byrjun reissue. Well, the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set™ will, in addition to the album on 2xLP, hit you straight in the face with an 84-page cloth-bound book, a 2xLP live set from 1999 at Íslenska óperan, and three LPs of “demos, rarities, and early live recordings” (plus digital download)! Oh, and the first 1999 are numbered (presumably, although not confirmed, from 1 to 1999). Other editions — including a CD expanded edition, an LP edition, a digital deluxe edition, and a digital edition — are also available…with a lot less cool stuff!
The 20th anniversary Ágætis byrjun box set drops like a rock June 21, and you can pre-order all variations of the reissue at the digital deluxe edition of Sigur Rós’s website here. This is the kind of respect we need for cultural touchstones, people! (I still can’t believe Charli XCX and Troye Sivan failed to reference “Svefn-g-englar” in their hit global smash “1999”.)
Heed my words: we gotta celebrate every acclaimed cultural artifact from our past, every single time 365.25 days go by, or I will friggin’ lose it!
1999 Deluxe 7 x LP numbered limited edition tracklisting:
3 x LP – Demos and Rarities:
01. Svefn-g-englar (Live at Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
02. Starálfur (Original speed version)
01. Flugufrelsarinn (1998 Demo)
02. Ný batterí (Instrumental)
01. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm) (1995 Demo)
02. Viðrar vel til loftárása (Alternative ending)
01. Olsen Olsen (1998 Demo)
02. Ágætis byrjun (1998 Demo)
01. Hugmynd 1 (1998 Demo)
02. Hugmynd 2 (1998 Demo)
03. Hugmynd 3 (1998 Demo)
01. Debata mandire (Live at Laugardashöll, 1999)
02. Rafmagnið búið (From Ný batterí EP, 2000)
2 x LP – Live Íslenska Óperan 1999:
03. Syndir Guðs
02. Olsen Olsen
03. Ágætis byrjun
01. Viðrar vel til loftárása
03. Ný batterí
01. Nýja lagið
2 x LP – Original album
4 x CD:
1 x Rarities / 2 x Live Íslenska Óperan 1999 + Rarities / 1 x Original album
2 x LP:
Original album + download code of Demos and Rarities + Live Íslenska Óperan 1999
Last November, Sigur Ròs frontman Jónsi collaborated with Troye Sivan on a ballad called “Revelation” for the Boy Erased soundtrack. Today, Sigur Ròs announced that they will follow that contribution with new music for a forthcoming Taiwanese dance piece, 22° Lunar Halo, by choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung, premiering … More »
It’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 »
Just 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 »
Orri Páll Dýrason is no longer in Sigur Ròs. Recently, as Exclaim points out, Meagan Boyd, a Los Angeles musician who records as Yin Shadowz, recently wrote an Instagram post accusing Dýrason of raping her when she was asleep in his bed one night. This morning, Sigur Ròs posted … More »
Okay. I know what you’re thinking.
“Another article about PC Music. Seriously? When is this site going to cover something new? Get this GARBAGE out of here. I want real music, like Zeppelin. Why doesn’t TMT cover more rock & roll??”
Well, guess what? Yes, this is an article about PC Music, and we’re not going to stop until they do. To that end, A. G. Cook has dropped a 57-minute mix featuring works of tracks by Rihanna, Katy Perry, and this week’s meme queen, Grimes. The entire mix is part of Sigur Rós’ ongoing endless music series, Liminal.
So there. Take your Zeppelin and shove it up your Deep Purple.
Dance Until We Die
New Recording 4
Coming Home Demo
Track 10 (Extended Mix feat. Lil Data)
Ekki múkk (A. G. Cook vs. Sigur Rós)
Paul Just Made A Kind Of Weird Mashup
Seeds (For Jónsi & Alex)
A Love Fire
“Blame It On Your Heart”
Feelings Transcription (For Sophie & Cecile)
Everyone_has_a_reason_to_Pray [Ö] (A. G. Mix)
Varúð (A. G. Cook vs. Sigur Rós)
Yellow Diamonds In The Light
If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time
Flesh Without Musk
Jónsi & A. G. 2015 Demo