With their seventh album in the works and set for a 2013 release, Sigur Rós continues to make unique, sometimes lyricless, music that inspires audiences to think outside their usual realm of thought. The Icelandic band emerged into the American music industry after the release of their second album, ágætis byrjun, which ironically means “A good beginning.” It was, in fact, a good beginning for the band. Gaining high ratings and reviews for their great musical artistry, Sigur Rós was approached by numerous record labels, ultimately settling on one that would allow them to exercise their creative freedom.
After releasing their sixth album just last year, Sigur Rós is currently on a world tour, making stops in North America, Europe, and Asia. The “post-rock” band is making a stop at The Patriot Center as a part of the North American leg, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets!
As a new way of promoting their most recent album Valtari, Sigur Rós made a small competition for fan and directors. Given a budget for their films, fourteen directors were to create a visual interpretation of their favorite track. The competition was titled “The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.” Many entries were made, resulting in sixteen films, including the (NSFW) one below featuring Shia LaBeouf.
To win tickets to see Sigur Rós at the Patriot Center on 3/24, name a song for which, if given the opportunity and the funding, you would like to make (or remake) a music video. I would want to make a video for “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars.
The winner will be chosen on at noon on Thursday, March 21. Tickets are still available for purchase.