Sigur Rós are returning with a new album this year titled Kveikur, only a year since last year’s Valtari. It will come out June 18 via X.L. Recordings. Sadly, the band is now a three-piece, as Kjartan Sveinsson has left the band. A new album announcement is well timed, as I am seeing the band for the first time (full performance wise) tonight at MSG.
The band released a new song called “Brennisteinn” which will appear on the album, and definitely lives up to the promise that their material has a more aggressive feel. The band seem to take a little bit of the sound from each of their releases to create one powerhouse of a track.