New Sigur Ros Album On Its Way

Published: 2004-07-19
Experimental post-rockers Sigur Ros ventured back into the recording studio earlier this summer. The four-piece is hard at work creating what will become the group's fourth long-player. The new album will be the follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed '( )'. The as-yet-untitled record is expected to be released in the spring of 2005.

It is not known if the new album will be sung in Hopelandic like the band's last album. For those who don't know, Hopelandic is a language that the oh-so-creative members of Sigur Ros made up, which is really just a bunch of gibberish. In addition to Hopelandic, the songs of Sigur Ros have also been sung in Icelandic.

Sigur Ros also recently released a three track album called 'Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do' in the UK. Although the record has only three songs, it clocks in at over twenty minutes. Featured on the album are the aptly named 'Ba Ba', 'Ti Ki', and 'Di Do', all completely instrumental tracks.

Also announced on Sigur Ros' official site (www.sigur-ros.com) is news that the band has plans to tour the world, including North America, after the record's completion. It is still unclear if the North American dates will include any in Canada.

From playing the bass guitar with a drumstick (on the album 'Von') to singing in non-existent languages (on '( )'), it's hard to even begin to imagine what Sigur Ros will do for their next full-length album.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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