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After Calexico’s collaboration with Iron & Wine, the excellent EP In The Reins, I was intrigued how a band could back up Sam Beam, adding even more intrigue and depth to the already profound and wispy dream-like sound of Mr. Beam’s solo material. Calexico’s new album, Carried To Dust, has already solidified its position on my year end top 20 list, and sure to be many others. Not having the pleasure of seeing them live as of yet, this video just confirms their obvious album talents. Enjoy!
Sigur Ros recently played a show at quite an odd venue (even more oddly, it fits), at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
“Shot live at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Icelandic Independence Day, Sigur Rós @ MoMA is a unique concert film highlighting new material from the band’s latest album, “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”, as well as classic Sigur Rós songs.
Við spilum endalaust
Icelandic National Anthem
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Having never been able to see them, as a trip to my native Florida is almost always absent on the Sigur Ros tour, this video is a great portal into what I always miss. All of the open space in the museum must have really contributed to the already aurally atmospheric quality of the Sigur Ros experience (you don’t merely listen to Sigur Ros, you experience them). Not to mention the fantastic cumber-bun rendition of the Icelandic National Anthem showing the versatility of the entire band, only playing brass instruments.