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    Please keep me in mind if anyone ends up with any extra Cemetery tickets!
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    Is there still hope for a 2nd night being announced or would that happened already? If there is a 2nd night you can gladly have current tickets and I'll get them for the new date. That'd be loads easier for me. Yeah, thats helpful I know.

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    I tried to PM you back but received an error. Is it floor or balcony? I informed my friend in LA and will let you know ASAP what his decision is.
    I sent you a PM with my info email and phone number in it. I have several people that want to buy closer than LA so that will take precedence. It is floor.

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    Not seeing a PM. Well I'm in the Seattle area and would give you the money - so just pretend the buyer is me. If you haven't sold it, I'll go ahead and take it.
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    I wasn't able to get Cemetery tix either. I've never seen them AND it's my birthday weekend so if anyone is selling a pair for face value please consider me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuclarockerx View Post
    I wasn't able to get Cemetery tix either. I've never seen them AND it's my birthday weekend so if anyone is selling a pair for face value please consider me!
    Give me your car and I'll think about selling you a ticket.


    Trying to grab tickets at the computer center at the campgrounds was some tough shit. Easily everyone there was trying for tickets. We ended up the only ones who got any, figures right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Trying to grab tickets at the computer center at the campgrounds was some tough shit. Easily everyone there was trying for tickets. We ended up the only ones who got any, figures right?
    I'm imagining the scene. Bunch of music nerds and show-goers freaking out melting away in a Coachella computer lab sweat box instead of partying. At least you got something to show for your efforts!

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    Woohoo I get to see them 3 times this year

    New date: 7/29 Skyline Stage (Mann Center) Philadelphia, PA


    "thats all the gigs to be announced for the US/CA tour in july/august as far as i know"
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Give me your car and I'll think about selling you a ticket.
    ^ only guy who would post the same response to the same person on two different forums

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    Just watched this for the first time. My goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Just watched this for the first time. My goodness.

    haha awesome! told ya that music video was freaking great.

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    haha awesome! told ya that music video was freaking great.
    Indeed. Thanks for the heads up.
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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    While I still haven't listened to this new album since it's not even out yet (although some of you kids probably did ILLEGALLY, this is some exciting news.....I'm thinking this is that album they decided to scrap and start all over again! one soft lp vs one loud lp?! This would explain why that other Icelandic band heard them rocking out big style when they were recording in the studio next to Sigur Ros hmmm...


    Yet a New Album from Iceland’s Sigur Rós

    Iceland’s most famous contemporary band Sigur Rós is planning the release of another new album, which will follow Valtari, scheduled to hit markets on May 28.

    According to Fréttablađiđ’s sources, the unexpected album is already completed and will be issued next year. It is allegedly very different from the calm and introversive Valtari.

    The members of Sigur Rós are currently in the UK where they are presenting Valtari to local media.

    The band will play at a number of music festivals around the world this summer, in addition to nine solo concerts, all but one of which are sold out.

    http://icelandreview.com/icelandrevi...9471.news.aspx

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    I really like the sound of that. Sort of like the Deliverance/Damnation thing Opeth did. Valtari has some really beautiful songs on it, but overall has left me feeling like there's something missing. A companion album would totally make sense if that's truly the case.

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    Why they increase the price for 2nd Philly show?! First time I've seen Philly show being more expensive than NY or LA show....

    Oh well, it should be a magical night at the top of Mann campus in Fairmount Park overlooking skyline views of Philly

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    29 more days...can't wait to hear what this album sounds like!

    http://www.pitchfork.com/news/46335-new-sigur-ros-varu/

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    Great interview with Jonsi...

    DiS: It's been four years since the last Sigur Ros album. Was there ever a point where the so-called "indefinite hiatus" could have become permanent?

    Jonsi: I don't know about that! Somebody said we were on an indefinite hiatus - I think it may have been our manager - and I didn't even know what it meant. We'd been touring for so many years and we'd gotten tired so we took a break and the guys had babies. I did the Riceboy Sleeps album with my boyfriend Alex Somers and also a solo record (Go) which I toured a little bit. Now we're back together and it's a really nice vibe. Personally, it's great to be working with the guys in the band again after so long. It actually feels like coming home again. I enjoyed making the solo album but at the same time it feels great working with other people, sharing responsibilities and ideas rather than having to do everything myself.

    DiS: I believe you had initially started writing the follow-up to Med Sud I Eyram Vid Spilum Endalaust as far back as 2009, but that it was scrapped several times? Have any of the songs from those sessions made it onto Valtari, and if not, will they be released in the future?

    Jonsi: Valtari is basically that. A couple of the songs are even older than that. We recorded some of the choir segments in London maybe five or six years ago. At the time there was even talk of us maybe putting an album consisting entirely of choir music. We started recording those two songs ('Dauoalogn' and 'Varoeldur') and then we decided to slow everything down. A year later we started something else and then we began recycling a lot of our old music and added strings to it, which was cool but not inspiring so we shelved that also. The process has been quite scatterbrained and all over the place, quite confusing even. A few months ago we were listening back to all this material with our manager and he told us to release it and I guess looking back, we did put a lot of time and energy into making those songs so it would be a shame for it to go unheard. The last song on the album 'Fjogur Piano' was another recycled loop from some of our old material. We had this really deep concept that was almost like waiting in a parking lot outside the studio in a car. Kjartan (Sveinsson) went down into the swimming pool and recorded his piano part and turned into a loop so that when we put all the parts together you couldn't hear what the rest of us played but it all fitted so that's where the "four pianos" comes from.

    DiS: The album's title, Valtari, translates as "Roller" in English. Is there any significance or concept in relation to the rest of the record as far as the title goes?

    Jonsi: No, I couldn't really say there is. As far as the name Valtari or "Roller" goes, it was just a working title for the record for a long time. We took it from the name of the next-to-last song on the album which in itself was named after a construction outside the studio! I guess it ended up becoming something more important than it was originally supposed to be. I think it's quite a fitting title for the album actually.

    DiS: Valtari seems to consist of a lot more atmospheric soundscapes than its most recent predecessor. Was it a deliberate attempt on the band's part to evoke the ambiance of () or Agaetis Byrjun?

    Jonsi: Yes, I think so. With Med Sud I Eyram Vid Spilum Endalaust we'd kind of made an upbeat, festive pop record and it got to the point where we'd had enough of that so it seemed the right time to do something else.


    DiS: The third track on the record 'Varuo' in particular reminds me of the final track from 2002's (), arguably your most underrated record to date. In hindsight, did you feel () was overlooked by certain sections of the media and is Valtari your way of rewriting the record books as it were?

    Jonsi: No. I can honestly say I don't really listen to my own music any more. Once I've created something I'd rather just move onto the next thing than go backwards. I never revisit my old records.

    DiS: Do you pay much attention to what people in the press are saying about you or the band?

    Jonsi: I made a decision many years ago when I was eighteen years old and we'd just started the band not to pay too much attention to what critics are saying or writing about us, and I haven't really changed from that. I know there are a lot of weird people writing things on the internet but that's something we've learned to live with. I guess we haven't done too badly as far as the critics are concerned to still be here making music and playing live shows.

    DiS: Your partner Alex (Somers) has co-produced Valtari. What did he manage to bring to the recording sessions, and it change the dynamic in the studio between you and the band bearing in mind you're both in a personal relationship?

    Jonsi: No, it was cool. He's so nice to work with and a great guy in general. He mainly helped us with the recording process. He recorded us in the swimming pool and also our rehearsal space and then he mixed it in our attic in the house me and him share. He brought a lot of new arrangements to the songs and reconstructed some of the pieces that were all over the place. He helped us make sense of it all and also encouraged us to record more instruments, and for me to sing and write more lyrics. I guess you could say he played a big part in the making of the record.

    DiS: What about the electronic influence that seems to be prevalent throughout the album? Was Alex a major factor here as well?

    Jonsi: It does have a lot more electronic pieces than our other albums, although I think this has more to do with us enjoying playing around and experimenting with new gadgets than anything else. Whenever we discover a new instrument or tool it's really exciting for us.

    DiS: You put out two vinyl releases last weekend for Record Store Day. Do you see Record Store Day as being an important fixture on the calendar bearing in mind internet downloads have surpassed physical sales in the market?

    Jonsi: I think it's cool, quite reminiscent even for me. When I was younger I'd be really excited to go to my local record store and see which band had released an album that week. I see it as being quite nostalgic in that sense. These days I'm pretty bad when it comes to discovering new music. I rarely go out and buy albums, but I like the concept of Record Store Day if it encourages kids from the next generation to seek out new music in the same way I did when I was their age. Nowadays it is so instant to consume music. People don't tend to listen to albums in full any more. They just seem to skip tracks and go to their three favourite songs then onto the next album and so on.

    DiS: Are there any new artists at the moment who've caught your attention?

    Jonsi: I'm really bad when it comes to new popular music but there's one artist I've been listening to a lot recently. Her name is Julia Holter. Her album is really cool. Also there's an Icelandic artist called Sin Fang. Alex (Somers) is doing an album with him at the moment. I think they're hoping to put it out next year. What I've heard so far is really good.

    DiS: You're playing a number of festivals this summer including Bestival on the Isle Of Wight and Electric Picnic in Ireland. What made you choose those particular festivals and will their be an extensive world tour later on in the year?

    Jonsi: We're doing a short North American tour and a few European dates as well as the festivals, then we're off to Australia. I think it only works out at about 30 shows this year, but we're definitely hoping to play some more shows in the new year.

    DiS: Will you be taking the orchestra on tour with you?

    Jonsi: I'm not sure yet, but I think we'll want to take some strings with us, especially when we're playing the new album. It will be difficult to translate those songs live without them.

    DiS: How do you choose which shows or tours to do without any orchestration? On Inni that seemed to be a key characteristic in terms of affecting which songs you were able to play.

    Jonsi: On our last major tour, we kind of decided straight away what we could play because we had Amiina doing the strings and a brass section with us, so that made it really comfortable. I think that's why we played a few shows just as a four-piece, because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we still had it!

    DiS: At the same time, some of your songs only feature orchestral instruments. How do you go about writing those in the studio and then performing them?

    Jonsi: When we were working with Amiina, they just came over for a weekend and just jammed over the top of the songs. We then decide what to leave in or take out and the songs generally develop from there. We tend to do everything from that point onwards, constructing then reconstructing each piece until it works for us.

    DiS: With such an extensive back catalogue of work to choose from, how do you put together your setlists? Are there any songs or albums which you probably won't revisit again?

    Jonsi: It's quite weird because we haven't played together as a live band for nearly four years now, so we're just starting to look at which songs we want to play live. We've a lot of songs to go through so it may get a bit confusing! Of course it's fun for us too, because there are some songs that we haven't played for a long time that may reappear on this tour, whereas some we won't touch. I don't know. What songs would you like to hear?

    DiS: I'd like to hear 'Myrkur' from Von.

    Jonsi: Really?

    DiS: It was the first song I ever heard by Sigur Ros. I still play it when I DJ every now and then.

    Jonsi: Really? Wow. It's so long since we played that song I've forgotten how it goes! I haven't heard that record in years.

    DiS: I have to ask you about a blog that appeared on your website a while back, Homage Or Fromage, which kind of named and shamed numerous television commercials where unauthorised copying of your music had taken place. It seemed to center largely around variations of 'Hoppipolla' which had been used to advertise all sorts of products. Have you spotted any more recently and has there ever been a time where you've been forced to pursue legal action against one of the perpetrators?

    Jonsi: I don't think so. I remember there was some golf club or company that was using one of our songs, or something that sounded very similar recently. There's a lot of that stuff going on, more so in the past. It seems to be used a lot in advertising campaigns and sports programmes whereby the producer has obviously tried to make it sound something like one of our songs but changed one part.

    DiS: Going back to your solo projects such as Riceboy Sleeps, Go and also the We Bought A Zoo soundtrack for Cameron Crowe, do you see yourself embarking on more of these in the future? Particularly soundtracks or scores for example?

    Jonsi: Yeah, I'd love to do a film score. It was fun to do something different like We Bought A Zoo. It's a lot more challenging than just doing your own songs for yourself or the band because you have so much more to think about. You have to study the dialogue of the film carefully and also the acts and the scenes so that each piece of music fits in with what you can see. It felt weird at first but now I think it was a good learning experience. I guess you could say it's a little bit more choreographed in some ways.

    DiS: Aside from the album release and the live shows during the summer, what are your plans for the rest of the year and how long will we have to wait for the next Sigur Ros record?

    Jonsi: We're going to start rehearsing for the summer tour very shortly, and then most of this year will be concentrated on the live shows. As for the next record, I think it probably won't be that far away... It feels really good to be in this band right now. Everyone's really excited again.

    DiS: Are there any new songs or ideas floating around?

    Jonsi: Maybe?!? No scoop!

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    I need to see them soooo bad, i'm thinking of going to Outside Lands...They only have 1 show in LA, 2,500 capacity and it sold out instantly.

    I'm hoping they add 2 shows the 13th and 14th, either
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    Well since they have a 2nd album coming out along after the release of Valtari I would expect their return to be in support of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooks View Post
    Woohoo I get to see them 3 times this year

    New date: 7/29 Skyline Stage (Mann Center) Philadelphia, PA


    "thats all the gigs to be announced for the US/CA tour in july/august as far as i know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Well since they have a 2nd album coming out along after the release of Valtari I would expect their return to be in support of that.
    That's true
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkings View Post
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    http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/ Spooks ? I was thinking of emailing an official website or something begging for more LA shows and bigger venues, with some examples of venues with nothing booked during empty spots in their tour. it seems like they underestimate how popular they are
    They know how popular they are. They just decided to play these venues to start things off. Do you want them to play to a half empty Hollywood Bowl again?

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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    They know how popular they are. They just decided to play these venues to start things off. Do you want them to play to a half empty Hollywood Bowl again?
    Hawkings, yes I think Darren (moderator @ sigur ros message board) posted there will be no more dates to be announced for North America. But who knows, you might just get a last minute gig that week @ Masonic Lodge Don't worry, there will be full US tour in spring 2013 leading up to Coachella!

    ps I thought Bmack said the show was pretty full @ Hollywood Bowl. I would have loved to see them there...


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    I'll wait till my pre order comes in

    this thursday, may 17th, there'll be a global 'valtari' listening party. at 7pm in each time zone around the world, fans can listen to a stream of the album on our website. using the #valtarihour tag, fans are invited to tweet and post photos to instagram of their own listening parties!

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    I don't know how full the Bowl was, but I do know that it was in the top 5 shows I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I don't know how full the Bowl was, but I do know that it was in the top 5 shows I've ever seen.
    I want to see them there! I'm guessing one of the sets from ATP 2008 is in your top 5 haha along with Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl 2008! By the way, I can't believe not one NYC record store isn't on this list! I want a test pressing vinyl! Did anyone order "I want everything" pre order option for new Sigur Ros? I love this band but spending over $250 is little too much (http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/).

    This Thursday 5/17, those who listen to the album at a record store will have the opportunity to pre-order the album with a limited edition Valtari print and enter to win a Valtari prize pack, which includes a "Valtari vinyl test pressing, a copy of the very-sold-out RSD exclusive Hvarf/Heim LP on clear vinyl, and a custom, limited print." The band is also encouraging fans to discuss the album on twitter and Instagram while its streaming using the hastag #valtarihour

    PARTICIPATING INDIE RETAIL STORES:
    BK Music (Richmond, VA)
    Bull City (Durham, NC)
    Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
    Cactus Music (Houston)
    Criminal (Atlanta, GA)
    Dimple (Folsom, CA)
    Disc Exchange (Knoxville)
    Ear Candy (Missoula, MT)
    Electric Fetus (Minneapolis)
    End of an Ear (Austin)
    Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
    Good (Dallas)
    Greywhale (Taylorsville, UT)
    Grimey's (Nashville)
    Guestroom (Norman, OK & Oklahoma City, OK)
    Harvest (Asheville, NC)
    Homers (Omaha)
    Landlocked (Bloomington, IN)
    Lou's (Encinitas, CA)
    Luna (Indianapolis, IN)
    Melody Supreme (Charlottesville, VA)
    Monster (Charleston, SC)
    Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
    Origami (Los Angeles)
    Park Avenue (Orlando)
    Phono Select (Sacramento, CA)
    Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ)
    Radio Active (Ft. Lauderdale)
    Rasputin (Berkeley, CA)
    Record Archive (Rochester, NY)
    Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
    Repo Records (Philadelphia)
    Scenesc.com
    Schoolkids (Raleigh, NC)
    Sonic Boom (Seattle)
    Sound Garden (Baltimore)
    Streetlight (San Jose & Santa Cruz)
    Strictly Discs (Madison)
    The Telegraph (London, CT)
    Twist & Shout (Denver)
    UHF Records (Royal Oaks, MI)
    Underground Sound (Ann Arbor, MI)
    Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO)
    Vinyl Renaissance (Kansas City, KS)
    Waterloo (Austin)
    Zia (Phoenix)

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    Help me decide what to wear to the show I'm going to tonight, everyone. I'll post pics of my six different potential outfits in a second.
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    What is it about a band you love unconditionally that makes you adore them? Otherwise I'm going to just rip all over your shitty taste in bad bands.

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    I got home late and missed the first two songs but yay, am in on valtari forty five minutes now.
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    Two minutes!!!
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum
    10/10 - Thurston Moore/Sebadoh - Echoplex (?)


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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    In an interview with Icelandic newspaper The Reykjavík Grapevine, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi said that band member Kjartan Sveinsson is "tired of touring." Thus, he will not accompany his band mates when they go on their world tour to promote the upcoming album Valtari.

    Rumors that the band is breaking up or that Sveinsson's left altogether are false, Jónsi and band member Georg "Goggi" Hólm told the Grapevine. Sevinsson just "wants to spend his time doing something else" and says that time spent touring is "not necessarily the most productive." Ólafur Björn Ólafsson of Stórsveit Nix Noltes and Benni Hemm Hemm will replace him on keyboard and oboe, and Hólm's younger brother Kjartan Dagur Hólm (from the band For a Minor Reflection) will play guitar in his place.

    http://www.pitchfork.com/news/46576-...ut-world-tour/

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    A slow burn of an album if there ever was one. Grand but sparse. I've listened a couple times now and its akin to watching a kettle boil: if you listen intently you are rewarded eventually, sure, but at the cost of what feels like too long of a time. The real reward comes from letting go and being caught off guard when it reaches its highest highs and lowest lows.

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