Sigur RÃ³s have announced that their fifth studio album â the snappily titled Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (which translates as âwith a buzz in our ears we play endlesslyâ) â will be released on June 23.
That isnât too long to wait, but if you want a taste of what the record has to offer, you can download Gobbledigook, the first track from the album, from the bandâs website now.
Itâs also been revealed that All Alright, the new setâs final song, will be the first to feature English-language vocals. Sigur RÃ³sâs decision to sing in their native Icelandic tongue (and in some cases, in no recognised tongue at all) has certainly added to their mystique, though critics have argued that itâs given their music a false air of profundity.
The new albumâs full tracklisting is as follows:
2. InnÃ mÃ©r syngur vitleysingur
3. GÃ³Ã°an daginnÂ
4. ViÃ° spilum endalaustÂ
6. MeÃ° suÃ° Ã eyrumÂ
7. Ãra bÃ¡tur
11. All alright
By Ben Rogerson