The always reliable Stereogum has already said everything that needs to be said about Jónsi‘s new video for Go Do. This wonderful, bird-filled video was filmed in Iceland over the winter – a time when there may only be a few hours of sunlight a day on the small island nation.
Unfortunately, the video seems to have been taken down from it’s host at Pitchfork. It was up barely long enough for Stereogum to post and tweet about it. We hope this beautiful music video will be back up before long.
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This morning, members of the Sigur Rós mailing list were sent a simple email that said in plain lettering, “www.jonsi.com“. Following the link leads to what you can easily guess is Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi Birgisson‘s new personal website. eighteen seconds before sunrise, the official Sigur Rós website, confirms the undoubted fact that it is Birgisson‘s new site. For the moment, the site consists of text like that pictured above, and a space to enter your email address to join a mailing list, but the band’s website gives a little more information, stating “go explore and check back over the next few days and beyond as more information is revealed.”
Click around the site for a little surprise. We here at Years For Beards hope that this means what we are all thinking. That j sure sounds intriguing…
UPDATE: It’s official (as if it took any real guessing). All the letter samples are active, and members of the site’s mailing list were sent a free download of the track “boy lilikoi” from Jónsi upcoming solo album. We here at Years For Beards are very excited by this new track, and we think you will be too.
Click here to download the track.
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