Sigur Ros Practice Their Punctuation on ( )





Icelandic dreamy spacerockers Sigur Ros, who are weird enough as it is, singing in made-up languages and just being Icelandic in general, have announced plans for their third album. Being as Sigur Ros-y as they can, they've named the album ( ). Yes, that's right. Empty parenthetical symbols. Lord knows what people will call it. Parentheses, maybe? Who knows, but it'll be brilliant, no doubt. The album, the follow-up to 2000's epic Agaetis Byrjun, winner of the inaugural Shortlist Music Prize, is said to be darker and more raw than its predecessor. ( ), which was recorded in the band's studio (a converted swimming pool, no less) in Reykjavik, is said to be a 8-track album that clocks in at 70-minutes and has the most bare of cover art, with no credit information and no text in the booklet either. That's indie! Or something. The record drops October 28 in the UK and the next day via MCA here in the States, with a US tour to follow in November.




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Sigur Ros Practice Their Punctuation on ( )