SIGUR ROS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

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.

Kveikur track list:
1. Brennisteinn
2. Hrafntinna
3. Isjaki
4. Yfirbord
5. Stormur
6. Kveikur
7. Rafstraumur
8. Bláprádur
9. Var

Sigur Rós Kveikur is out Friday 14 June 2013 via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

LISTEN: VAMPIRE WEEKEND ‘DIANE YOUNG’

Vampire Weekend are pleased to share two wildly different but equally significant songs from their forthcoming album today: ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step’.

‘Diane Young’ is the first single lifted off their third record Modern Vampires Of The City which will be released Friday May 3rd via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

Listen to ‘Step’ below.

Modern Vampires Of The City track listing:

1. Obvious Bicycle

2. Unbelievers

3. Step

4. Diane Young

5. Don’t Lie

6. Hannah Hunt

7. Everlasting Arms

8. Finger Back

9. Worship You

10. Ya Hey

11. Hudson

12. Young Lion

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City is released Friday 3rd May via XL Recordings / Remote Control.