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Video: Sigur Rós Get Heavier on ‘Brennisteinn’

Now a trio, Sigur Rós have evolved into a heavier, more aggressive sound in their stripped dynamic.

Things are getting quite interesting in the world of Sigur Rós. The Icelandic band's new album Kveikur is reportedly more aggressive and darker than their previous offerings, and while the follow-up to last year's Valtari won't arrive until June 18 in the United States, we now have an epic eight-minute video on our hands to sample what's in store.

Check below for the accompanying video to the new track "Brennisteinn" confirms their previous remarks that the next record will be "more aggressive." 

Directed by Andrew Huang, who has also worked with Björk, the "Brennisteinn" video signifies the first offering from the band to feature Sigur Rós' as a trio, though, following the departure of multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson. 

 

Sigur Rós 2013 tour:

March 24 – Washington, DC @ Patriot Center

March 25 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden

March 26 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena

March 27 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Bell Centre

March 29 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Place

March 30 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Air Canada Theatre Bowl

April 1 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre

April 2 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion

April 3 – Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

April 4 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

April 6 – Denver, CO @ 1st Bank

April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre

April 9 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

April 10 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center

April 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

April 13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

April 16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic

April 19 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

April 20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

May 10 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Istora Senayan

May 14 – Toyko, Japan @ Nippon Budokan

May 15 – Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp, Nagoya

May 16 – Fukuoka, Japan @ Zepp, Fukuoka

May 17 – Osaka, Japan @ Kobe World Hall, Osaka

May 19 – Seoul, South Korea @ Olympic Gymnastics Arena

May 21 – Hong Kong, China @ Asia World Arena

May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

May 26 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater

May 27 – Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada @ Deer Lake Park

June 19 – Dresden, Germany @ Junge Garde

June 21-23 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival (One performance, Date TBA)

June 21-23 – Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside Festival (One performance, date TBA)

June 23 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival

June 25 – Warsaw, Poland @ Sowinskiego Amphitheatre

June 28 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Openair

June 30 – Cornwall, United Kingdon @ Eden Project

July 4 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter

July 6 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July 14 – Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock Festival

July 18 – Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Colours of Ostrava

July 20 – Salacgriva, Latvia @ Positivus Festival

July 26 – Ferrara, Italy @ Piazza Castello

July 27 – Lucca, Italy @ City Square

July 28 – Rome, Italy @ Ippodromo Delle Capennelle

August 30 – Cheshire, United Kingdom @ Jodrell Bank

August 31 – North Dorset, United Kingdom @ End of the Road Festival

November 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ O2 Arena

November 19 – Nottingham UK @ Nottingham Arena

November 20 – Brighton UK @ Brighton Centre

November 21/2012 London UK @ Wembley Arena

November 23 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal

November 24 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunderthalle

November 25 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall

November 27 – Malmo, Sweden @ Balgiska Hallen

November 28 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum