The new Sigur Ros single 'Gobbledigook' is fucking nonsense.

Yet, at the same time, I'm incredibly drawn to it - moreso than anything they've done since the first time I put on "Agaetis Byrjun" after blindly ordering it from Action Records what seems like ages ago.

Head over to sigurros.com for a free download. I'm interested to see how this develops - I don't even own "Takk" anymore and I can't tell you the last time I even thought of listening to "( )", but you bet I'll be there on June 24th to see how "Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust" turns out based on this.


Joseph said...

It seems like ages ago because it was ages ago. What was that? 2001? Wow, how time flies.

And, wow, how my interest in them waned after Agaetis Byrjun. I had () and Takk but I got rid of them because they bored me to tears.

Not sold on this new track either, but I'm going to assume that "Gobbledigook" is a bit of good-natured self-deprecation and give them a point or two for it. :)

jcf said...

I distinctly remember it being the Fall of 2000 when I got "Agaetis Byrjun" - I had read a little 2 sentence or so review of it in Q and blind ordered it from Action. So so so glad that I did, as obviously the record is amazing. I was living in Buffalo at the time, and I remember it came in the mail the day that I drove back to Rochester and met/saw Sunny Day Real Estate for what would be the final time.

Anyways, the record blew the fuck up after that, and soon the UK pressing had sold out and the US one kept getting pushed back. We saw them for my 21st birthday in Toronto the following May - they played at the Palais Royale which is an old dancehall converted into a concert hall literally on the shores of Lake Ontario. They have a balcony, and it was a gorgeous spring night so they kept the doors open and the wind from the lake blew in on us as they played. It was truly magical.

I've always hated them for letting me down so hard after that album, but as I said I'm interested to see how this one turns out as they seem to [finally] be developing.