Sigur Rós Gets All Naked and Freaky (A Blessing and a Curse)

27 05 2008

Sigur Ros - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

Sigur Rós has returned, kids, and they have decided to break TP Duderman’s strict “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” rule with news about their latest album, Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (translated as “With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly”), which is due to come out June 24th.

I didn’t even attempt to pronounce the title since I have a tendency to completely butcher foreign languages, but I did take advantage of Sigur Rós making the first single “Gobbledigook” available as a free, high quality (320k) download off their website.  Instead of a reverberated, atmospheric track that I was expecting (hey, it’s a trademark of their’s), the song is a remarkably stripped down affair, with the typical big drums in place, the not-so-typical acoustic guitars smattered about, nifty handclaps, and some lovely la la la’s within the chorus.  It’s a neat addition to the ever-growing, hard-to-sing-along-with-thanks-to-lyrics- created-with-a-made-up-language Sigur Rós catalog, and it definitely has me stoked for what other neat surprises lie within Meo Sew Eye…um, their new album with the naked cover.

That’s right; just like the song, even the album cover (pictured above) and the music video for “Gobbledigook” (NSFW, fyi) is a stripped-down affair.  Sure, I could care less about nudity…but god, those are some bony asses.

May this new song keep your clothes on.

Sigur Rós’ Official Website (“Gobbledigook” MP3 download and music video available here)