Remote Control received some top rankings in this year’s readers poll for Faster Louder
#46 The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
#42 Sigur Rós – Kveikur
#41 Savages – Silence Yourself
#39 King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
#34 Atoms For Peace – Amok
#31 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs
#20 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
#7 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
#5 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
#2 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Sigur Rós have contributed to FACT magazine’s esteemed DJ mix series under their Triple Nipple guise. As with their recent appearance on Boiler Room in Berlin, they showcase their fun, eclectic taste in dance music and beyond. Listen to the mix here.
The episode will feature a new Sigur Rós track as well as their version of the Simpsons theme song. The band has written and performed more original music for The Simpsons than any other outside band in the show’s history.
Sigur Rós will release their new album Kveikur in Australia on Friday 14 June via XL Recordings / Remote Control.
To mark the news, the band revealed new song ‘Brennisteinn’, the first track to be taken from Kveikur which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason.
The song is accompanied by an Andrew Huang directed video. As fans who’ve heard new songs performed on the band’s current tour will testify, ‘Brennisteinn’ marks a shift towards a more direct, aggressive sound on the new record.
Watch the video for ‘Brennisteinn’ below.
To further celebrate the announcement, Sigur Rós premiered the title track from their upcoming album on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night.
Watch Sigur Rós perform ‘Kveikur’ on Jimmy Fallon below.