Sigur Rós Are Gonna Do a Thing This Afternoon
A teaser video promises “sigurrosrouteone begins 21.00 GMT.”
Update: Sigur Rós have done the thing, and it’s a live 24-hour “Slow TV” stream — really a visual journey through Iceland — that features new music, per the band:
The soundtrack to the journey is being created moment-by-moment via generative music software. The individual musical elements of unreleased song and current Sigur Rós festival set opener, “Óveður,” are seeded through the evolving music app Bronze to create a unique ephemeral sonic experience. Headphones, external speakers and full-screen viewing are recommended.
If that intrigues you, it’s below.
Because nobody worth paying attention to still releases albums (or anything else) without a bunch of vague foreshadowing and conspiracy-teasing first, Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have released a livestream looped video of warped and unspecific atmospherics (what else?) that appears to serve as a trailer for something titled “Route One,” likely the band’s long-promised new LP. Whatever the thing, it’s coming soon — the video closes by offering “sigurrosrouteone begins 21.00 GMT,” which means 5:00 PM EST. Set an alarm, and get your kicks with the band’s mysterious loop below.