Valtari (cover shown above) is out May 29.
When you think of putting a video to Sigur Ros
's music, what do you think of? Wide landscape shots of snow capped Icelandic valleys? A thousand puppies running in slow motion? Well, how about an easy to follow step-by-step instructional video on assisting a choking man in a tuxedo? That's what you get with Sigur Ros's Valtari
opener "Eg Anda" (which means "I breathe" in English). The track is a strange combination of visual comedy paired with Sigur Ros's characteristically dramatic soundtrack. This is the first video in a 12-director band-curated series called "Mystery Film Experiment." Check out the video, along with the band's U.S. tour dates, below. It'll give you a whole new perspective on getting choked up listening to Sigur Ros.
Sigur Ros in The United States
7/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage
7/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/01 Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Ampitheatre
8/03 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/04-05 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/08 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
8/09 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Ampitheatre
8/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary