News: Sigur Rós Unveil Details Of New Album Valtari

Sigur Rós have just announced that May will see the release of their first studio album in almost four years. Valtari, their sixth record will hit stores on 28 May and has been described by the group as “ambient” “introverted” “floaty” and “minimal”. Bassist Georg Hólm said in an interview with Q Magazine, that the title (translated as “Steamroller”) alludes to the music, which “just rolls over you. In a good way,”.

Lead singer Jonsi also revealed that as with the majority of their previous releases, Valtari will contain no English lyrics whatsoever, despite their brief experimentation on Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and on his own solo project. A work in progress tracklisting has also been released (see below) as well as a host of tour dates. As previously confirmed, Bestival will be their only UK festival appearance of 2012.

Valtari (Not complete tracklisting)
Ég Anda
Ekki Múkk

Sigur Rós 2012 Tour Dates:
08/03 – Montreal, QC, Osheaga Festival
08/18-19 – Osaka and Tokyo, JP, Summer Sonic
08/24 – Paris, FR, Rock en Seine
08/25 – Winterthur, CH, Steinberggasse
08/28 – Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso
08/29 – Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso
08/31 – Stradbally, IE, Electric Picnic
09/04 – Vienna, AT, Arena
09/05 – Ljublhana, SL, Krizanke
09/07 – Berlin, DE, Berlin Festival
09/09 – Isle of Wight, UK, Bestival
09/16 – Krakow, PL, Sacrum Profanum
09/17 – Krakow, PL, Sacrum Profanum

By Josh
on 25th Mar 2012
in Music