Sigur Rós to Release Kveikur Box Set
... Sigur Rós
are releasing a limited edition box set for their latest album, Kveikur. Each of the album's nine songs is pressed onto 12" vinyl, and each B-side features the instrumental version of the track (or an etching, since "Var" was already instrumental). It comes in a hard box, it features screenprinted art by Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, and it comes with an insert autographed by the band. The box set ships on or before December 18. It comes in a limited pressing of 1,000. Buy it here. Here's a trailer for the box featuring visuals from Sigurðardóttir: Sigur Rós
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Sigur Rós reissue Kveikur as vinyl boxset; instrumental version included for first time
... The Icelandic post-rockers get in on the limited edition reissue game. Sigur Rós
has reissued their XL Records debut LP Kveikur as a limited edition, 12″ vinyl boxset. Each of the 1,000 sets will include one record for each of the album's nine songs, with instrumentals on the B-side -- the first time the band has released an instrumental version of their album. The instrumental 'var' comes backed with a special etching. The hard box features screen-printed artwork by Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, and one of the inserts is autographed by the band. A video teaser for the individually-numbered boxset release is below; it comes on the heels of a similar release by The xx. For more Sigur Ros
, read our review of Kveikur, and to find out "how Sigur Ros
get down and unwind in the dressing room and on the tour bus after a show," check out their FACT mix. Sigur Rós
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Sigur Rós Release 'Kveikur' as 9-Disc Vinyl Box Set
... If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Sigur Rós
fan on your Christmas list, your prayers have been answered. The dream-weaving Icelandic group have just released a limited-edition box set version of their latest LP, Kveikur. The album originally came out through XL Recordings back in June, and this box set splits it up into nine separate 12-inch records. Each of the nine songs appears on its own 45 rpm disc, with an instrumental version of the same track on the B-side. Since "Var" is already instrumental, that record features an etching on the flip. The whole thing is packaged in a hard box with a lift-off lid. The record sleeves and inserts feature screen-printed artwork, and one of the two inserts is signed by the band. There are only 1,000 box sets in total, each of which is numbered. The set is available to order here. Below, watch a trailer for the set that shows the band members signing copies. Kveikur Limited Edition Box Set from sigur rós
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Sigur Rós (1994-)
Jon Thor Birgisson (Jonsi) (vocals, guitar)
Georg Holm (bass)
Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboards)
Orri Pal Dyrason (drums)
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The band is from Iceland. "Sigur Ros" in Icelandic means "Victory Rose." It also happens to be a very popular girls name in that country. The lead singer's (Jón ór Birgisson) little sister is actually named Sigur Ros as well.
Their songs are in Icelandic and the lyrics are a made-up gibberish language that they have created and called "Hopelandic."
Three of their songs were featured in the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Vanilla Sky. (thanks, Shannon - Kathleen, GA, for all above)
On their first album Von Sigur Ros painted the studio in exchange for recording the album.
The string quartet that plays with Sigur Ros is called Amina. Most of their arrangements are improvised.
Birgisson has been blind in one eye since birth. (thanks, Dane - Kaneohe, HI, for above 3)
Jon Thor Birgisson explained the band's Hopelandic language to Q Magazine: "It has a structure that I do sing the same things all the time, but there's no grammar," he said. "When I sing the songs that are in Hopelandic I am singing the same words, the same sounds. It's more similar to English than Icelandic in some ways, it has a similar flow, but you can't translate it."
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