TVD Ticket Giveaway: Sigur Rós at the Patriot Center, 3/24

“We never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. We don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it…”—Sigur Rós

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.

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  • alexwont

    I would like to remake the video for Eat Skulls ‘How Do I Know When to Say Goodnight,” because it’d be an extremely difficult challenge, given how good it is now. If we, as musicians or creators in general, don’t create these challenges for ourselves, we wouldn’t have amazing groups like Sigur Ros

  • buttercup0809

    I would redo chew lips “salt air” video ( This song has always been in surf videos,  and reminds me of the ocean so I think it should definitely have surf footage and less animation.

  • SCS1

    ELEPHANT Tame Impala

  • briantracy

    I’d love to hear a speed metal version of Kicker of Elves by GBV and since I bet I’m the only one I’d have to make it as well.

  • 10YearsGone

    ‘The Captain’ by Biffy Clyro because the sea captain motif was just too sickeningly obvious.

  • agenthal

    Map of the Problematique by Muse. I’ve been imagining space battles for YEARS to that song and it just needs some sort of epic video. Instead, I get Doctor Who fanvids set to it, lol.

  • midd_13

    M83’s “Outro” really deserves a proper epic/cinematic music video

  • AaronT

    Frank’s Wild Years on Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits. It would be a glorious thing to witness.


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