Maybe I’m alone on this one, but whenever I listen to Sigur Rós, I tend to get a little misty eyed. Maybe Cameron Crowe is to blame for that in his polarizing film, “Vanilla Sky,” and sometimes in “We Bought a Zoo.” As menacing as Sigur Rós attempts to be, the sheer beauty of their music is the unknown. Sigur Rós‘ music is adaptable to whatever is going on in the listener’s life. Subjective, yes, but the experience is personal on a different level.
Friday night the Icelandic natives performed the their title track, “Kveikur,” in an awkward booking for “The Tonight Show.” What must’ve been going through Leno’s head as he saw Jónsi front and center? Look for their latest album, “Kveikur,” to be released June 18 via XL records. In case you missed it, Sigur Rós made their “Simpsons” debut a couple of weeks ago that you can watch here. Also, check out Reverb’s recent show coverage at the 1stBank Center last month over here.
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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.