archive for September, 2006
over the years we’ve come across some alternate versions of sigur rós songs circulating on the web, ranging from a capella arrangements to dance remixes. we thought we’d share some of the ones we found interesting/amusing by making them available for download below. oh and if you have a sigur rós cover or remix of your own which you’d like to share with us you can send it to us via email (mp3s not exceeding 10mb).
- untitled #1 acoustic version by manuok
- untitled #1 a capella version by vocal infusion
- untitled #1 eurodance version by torgeir
- hoppípolla acoustic version by we are scientists
- flugufrelsarinn country version by fálkarnir
- starálfur acoustic version by special moth
- svefn-g-englar dance version by innerstate
- debata mandire electronic version by biomechanoid
- untitled #7 country version by the lonesome traveller
sigur rós will be visiting swaziland at the end of the month as part of a unicef iceland campaign to raise awareness of the nation’s HIV infection rate, which is the highest in the world. the band will meet some of the kids who are worst off and play some music for them. says orri: “we’ll be there for one week to see the situation for ourselves. the rate of HIV infection in swaziland is so high that a lot children have lost their parents. our role will be to spend time with the kids and help them with their daily chores. in some cases the head of the family is nine or ten years old and we will to try to help these families get through the day.” the band’s visit will be filmed as part of a fund raising programme to be broadcast on iceland’s channel 2 on world AIDS day, december 1st.
next month amiina will do a short european tour. the dates are as follows:
october 16th: point ephemere, paris (tickets),
october 17th: botanique, brussels (tickets),
october 18th: arts theatre, london (tickets),
october 20th: la casa encendida, madrid (tickets).
also, amiina will release a single, “seoul”, from their forthcoming album during october – exact date to be confirmed. details of their album will also follow at a later date.
sigur rós will be heading to florida next year to perform ‘ba ba ti ki di do’ for merce cunningham’s ‘split sides’. it will take place at the ziff ballet opera house in miami on february 25th as part of the carnival center for the performing arts’ citywide festival, ‘merce in miami’. for more details please see their website for further details.