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Hear Sigur Ros’ Haunting ‘The Rains of Castamere’ for ‘Game of Thrones’

Icelandic trio take on the bloody folk song for HBO hit

picture-22380-1373903912Dan Reilly // April 14, 2014

We’re not spoiling anything by saying that the most recent twist-heavy Game of Thrones episode featured Sigur Rós as a wedding band, performing the folk song “Rains of Castamere.” It’s not as heavy as the National’s previous rendition, but it’s eerie nonetheless, thanks to Jónsi’s ethereal vocals and the squawks of birds in the background. Here’s hoping that George R. R. Martin somehow finds a way to get Big Boi involved in the next wedding, as the Outkast rapper contributed the track “Mother of Dragons” to the Game of Thrones mixtape. Meantime, enjoy Sigur Rós’ contribution to the series below (download it via iTunes).

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