Monday, January 11, 2010
The Iceland Cometh
January is dusting me with melancholia, leaving me feeling like I'm stuck in some sort of crevasse. On Sunday I was feeling the need for something lovely and sad, and then I found this.
Sigur Ros at La Closerie in Paris:
Sigur Ros - Við spilum endalaust - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
I don't know why I crave bittersweet sounds when I'm feeling subdued, but I do.
On a related note, Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi Birgisson has a new solo album, Go, scheduled to be released March 10. The first single from the album is an exuberant little number called "Boy Lilikoi."
Download "Boy Lilikoi" [mp3]
The song comes on with a swirl of glittery snow before cutting loose into ice capades of anthemic joy. Suddenly everything seems okay.